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Motivations to Teach: Psychometric Perspectives Across the First Semester of Teacher Education


by Catherine Sinclair, Martin Dowson & Dennis M. McInerney - 2006

Many studies have investigated preservice teachers' motivations to teach. However, few studies have (a) used robust measurement methodologies to test the psychometric properties of instruments measuring motivations to teach, (b) attempted to measure changes over time in preservice teachers' motivations to teach, or (c) attempted to assess the effects that relevant variables such as age or gender may have on temporal changes in motivations to teach. This study sought to address these perceived deficits in the literature. Results indicate that the instrument developed in this study was reliable and valid across two waves of data collection, that preservice teachers' motivations to teach changed across the course of their first semester of teacher education, and that, in some cases, these changes were related to the age of preservice teachers.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 6, 2006, p. 1132-1154
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12520, Date Accessed: 10/22/2019 12:45:24 PM

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  • Catherine Sinclair
    University of Western Sydney
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    CATHERINE SINCLAIR is senior lecturer in education at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Her primary research interests are in teaching and teacher education.
  • Martin Dowson
    University of Western Sydney
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    MARTIN DOWSON is postdoctoral research fellow at the Self-Concept Enhancement and Learning Facilitation Centre of the University of Western Sydney. His primary research interests are in the psychometrics and the psychology of motivation.
  • Dennis McInerney
    University of Western Sydney
    DENNIS M. MCINERNENY is professor of psychology at the Self-Concept Enhancement and Learning Facilitation Centre of the University of Western Sydney. His primary research interests are in the psychology of motivation and cross-cultural psychology.
 
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