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Teacher efficacy of pre -service teachers in Abant Izzet Baysal University in Turkey

Isil Aktag, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify and describe teacher efficacy beliefs in a sample of Turkish pre-service teachers. This study created a description of changes in efficacy beliefs as students progressed through their teacher preparation programs. The research revealed whether or not advanced pre-service teachers showed higher levels of efficacy than those beginning their teacher education program. Differences in efficacy between male and female pre-service teachers and elementary and middle school pre-service teachers were also to be studied. The study included an analysis of the differences in pre-service teachers' efficacy beliefs according to their family income, the education level of their parents, presence of other teachers in their family and their preference for a current major on University Entrance Exam. One thousand one hundred and forty-five pre-service teachers at Abant Izzet Baysal University in Turkey served as the participants. Data were collected by using Teacher Sense of Efficacy Scale developed by Tschannen-Moran and Woolfolk-Hoy used to measure teacher efficacy beliefs of Turkish pre-service teachers. ANOVA was used according to the purpose of research with a level of 0.05. Besides using ANOVA, the researcher looked at the characteristics of pre-service teachers at Abant Izzet Baysal University and the distribution of efficacy beliefs of this population. The results were analyzed under cross section or between subjects of factors (gender, year in school, teaching level, income of parents, education of parents, presence of other teachers in family and preference at University Entrance Exam). ^ Analyses of the data revealed that pre-service teachers at Abant Izzet Baysal University had efficacy mean of 7.118. There was a significant difference between female and male pre-service teachers however; there were no significant differences between first year and last year pre-service teachers, and between elementary and middle school pre-service teachers. Also, results showed that there were no significant differences in efficacy beliefs of pre-service teachers according to parents' income, education, presence of other teachers in family and their preference for current major on University Entrance Exam. ^

Subject Area

Education, Teacher Training|Education, Curriculum and Instruction|Education, Higher

Recommended Citation

Aktag, Isil, "Teacher efficacy of pre -service teachers in Abant Izzet Baysal University in Turkey" (2003). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI3116556.
http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/dissertations/AAI3116556

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