A Study on the Prediction of the Teaching Profession Attitudes by Communication Skills and Professional Motivation

Latife Kabakli Çimen


This study aims to investigate the prediction of the attitudes regarding teaching profession by the communication skills and professional motivation of pedagogical formation students. 261 pre-service teachers receiving pedagogical formation training Istanbul at a private university in the 2014-2015 academic year were included in the research as the study group. The personal information form developed by the researcher, motivation levels scale of pre-service teachers on teaching profession, teaching profession attitude scale and communication skills assessment scale were used in order to collect data. As a result of the study, it was found out that the attitudes of pedagogical formation students towards teaching profession do not vary significantly by gender, age, marital status, having a stable income, education level, regular works and training level, while the attitude towards the teaching profession varies by the bachelor’s program graduated from, the reason for choosing teaching profession and the type of the university graduated from.

Communication skills and professional motivation levels we are significantly correlated with the attitudes of the student teachers taking pedagogical formation.  The two variables in question explain 21 percent of the total variance in the attitude towards teaching profession.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v4i11.1842


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