Attitudes of Physical Education and Classroom Teacher Candidates towards Teaching Profession in Turkey

Mehtap Yıldız, Mahmut Gülle

Abstract


It is important to determine the attitudes of physical education teacher candidates who will carry out physical
education courses in secondary and high schools and classroom teacher candidates who will carry out physical
education courses in primary schools. The purpose of this study is to determine the attitudes of physical education
and classroom teacher candidates towards teaching profession. The research was evaluated with a general survey
model. The research group consisted of totally 280 teacher candidates; 168 of them study at School of Physical
Education and Sports in Physical Education and Sports Teaching Department, 122 of them study at the Faculty of
Education Primary School Teaching Department in the 2017-2018 academic year Hatay Mustafa Kemal University
in Turkey. As data collection tools Personal Information Form developed by the researchers and the “Attitude Scale
Toward Teaching (ASTT)” developed by Erkus (2000) et al. were used. In the statistical analysis of the data, t-test
and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used. In the result of the research, it was determined that the
attitudes of physical education and classroom teacher candidates towards teaching profession were high, but it was
found that physical education teacher candidates had higher attitudes than classroom teacher candidates.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wje.v9n5p63

 

World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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