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Corkin, Danya M; Ekmekci, Adem; Parr, Richard – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Guided by self-determination theory, this study investigated the extent to which factors of teachers' school-work environments predict their self-efficacy and intrinsic value for teaching. Participants were 217 mathematics teachers working in Texas public schools. Results indicated that principals' autonomy support positively predicted teachers'…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Work Environment, Mathematics Teachers, Predictor Variables
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Rutten, Logan; Badiali, Bernard – School-University Partnerships, 2020
Initiating motivations to teach are the reasons people choose to become teachers. This study characterized the initiating motivations espoused by a cohort of teacher candidates in a professional development school. The data source consisted of essays in which the teacher candidates explained their reasons for becoming teachers. The analytic method…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Teaching (Occupation), Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Munroe, Angela – Contributions to Music Education, 2017
In this experimental study, music teachers from a large school district were randomly assigned to one of two hypothetical conditions reflecting different methods for measuring student growth under a merit pay compensation system. In Scenario A, half of a teacher's effectiveness rating was based on student standardized test scores in reading,…
Descriptors: Merit Pay, Music Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Standardized Tests
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Gobena, Gemechu Abera – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This study was aimed to assess factors affecting in-service teachers' motivation: its implication to quality of education. Descriptive survey research design was employed in carrying out the study. In-service secondary school teachers from Haramaya University's three colleges were a targeted population. 303 in-service secondary school teachers…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Motivation, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Koran, Selcuk – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
Teacher motivation is one of the primary variables of students' high performance. It is experienced that students whose teachers are highly motivated are more engaged in the learning process. Therefore, it's mostly the teacher who determines the level of success or failure in achieving institution's goal in the educational process. Thus, teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Bosso, David – National Network of State Teachers of the Year, 2017
Informed by a qualitative study involving 24 individuals, each of whom has been recognized as a State Teacher of the Year, this report presents an exploration of the phenomena of teacher morale, motivation and perceptions of job satisfaction as related to professional identity and professional growth in the context of educational change. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Morale, Teacher Motivation, Professional Identity, Qualitative Research
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Abazaoglu, Ilkay; Aztekin, Serdar – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Teacher motivation is one of the factors that affect the realization of the teaching objectives, motivation and academic achievement of student. This study aimed to answer to the question "How is the relation between the students' academic (sciences and mathematics) achievement and teachers' morale/motivation in Singapore, Japan, Finland and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Motivation, Statistical Analysis, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Caddle, Mary C.; Bautista, Alfredo; Brizuela, Bárbara M.; Sharpe, Sheree T. – REDIMAT - Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, 2016
While there is widespread agreement that one-size-fits-all professional development (PD) initiatives have limited potential to foster teacher learning, much existing PD is still designed without attention to teachers' motivations and needs. This paper shows that the strengths and weaknesses of middle school mathematics teachers that engage in PD…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Professional Development, Teacher Motivation
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Uyanne, Elizabeth Obiageli; Badamas, Omoshalewa Lasbat; Balogun, Abdulrasaq Olatunji – Journal of Education and Learning (EduLearn), 2020
Motivation is the vital tool that can enhance effectiveness and aid good performance. Individual job performance and behaviour depend greatly on motivational factors. A number of studies have been done in the area of motivation for teachers and its benefits towards better performance for the students. The purpose of this study was to investigate…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Job Performance
Pulley, Philip G. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In the educational setting of the 21st Century and with requirements imposed on schools through state and federal mandates such as the Every Student Succeeds Act, teachers are looking for ways bring additional higher level activities and collaboration into their classrooms. These requirements along with increased educational technologies in…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Blended Learning, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers
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Yildiz, Vahit Aga; Kiliç, Durmus – Turkish Journal of Education, 2021
This study examines the motivation of primary school teachers from the perspective of self-determination theory, to identify the variables and factors that affect motivation. The research was conducted using an explanatory mixed design. The qualitative data were collected from 414 teachers from 39 schools covering all districts of Erzurum province…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Elementary School Teachers, Self Determination, Educational Theories
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Daniels, Lia M.; Goegan, Lauren D.; Radil, Amanda I.; Dueck, Bryce S. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2021
Background: Previous research has shown that pre-service teachers have low responsibility for student motivation and feel underprepared to deal with motivational issues. As an extension, researchers have designed interventions to shift teachers' beliefs about motivation or equip them with approaches to instruction, but never both. Aims: Following…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Intervention, Teaching Methods, Student Motivation
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Van Overschelde, James P.; Garza, Rubén – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2020
A large gap exists between the percentage of teachers and of students who are Hispanic. To better understand this gap, we compared Hispanic and White preservice teachers' motivations for becoming teachers and perceptions of the teaching profession during their application to a large traditional teacher certification program at a Hispanic-serving…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Hispanic American Students, White Students, Student Attitudes
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Kim, Hyunjin; Cho, YoonJung – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The present study investigated how pre-service teachers' motivation and their sense of teaching efficacy influence their expectation about reality shock during the first year of professional teaching. A total of 533 pre-service teachers at a state university in the US Midwest participated in this study. The results showed that the pre-service…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Motivation, Gender Differences, Beginning Teachers
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Xiao, Junhong – Open Learning, 2014
Research into motivation in education mainly centres on students' learning motivation. This article reports on an interview study of teacher motivation with the aim of investigating the effects of student-related factors and tutors' personal factors on the motivation of language tutors in the distance learning context. Findings from the study…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Distance Education, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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