Motivation and personality of preservice teachers in Croatia

Jugović, Ivana and Marušić, Iris and Pavin Ivanec, Tea and Vizek Vidović, Vlasta (2012) Motivation and personality of preservice teachers in Croatia. Asia-Pacific journal of teacher education, 40 (3). pp. 271-287. ISSN 1359-866X (Print), 1469-2945 (Online)

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The study presents results founded upon the FIT-Choice scale validation and the relations between personality traits and motivation for teaching in Croatia. A sample of 374 first-year pre-service teachers from three universities participated in the study. Confirmatory factor analysis of the items comprising Croatian version of the FIT-Choice Scale provided support for the construct validity of this scale following the omission of six items with low factor loadings. Personality dimensions of the five-factor model provided a set of theoretically meaningful relations with the specific motivational factors determining the choice of teaching profession. In line with previous studies, our results showed that personality traits better predicted intrinsic motivation compared to extrinsic motivation. Two interpersonal dimensions, extraversion and agreeableness were significant predictors of intrinsic career value, but also of satisfaction with the choice of this profession. Extraversion also predicted ability, whereas agreeableness demonstrated positive relations with social utility value of teaching career.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Language: English.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Motivation for teaching, five-factor model, FIT-Choice scale
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Depositing User: Karolina Vranješ
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2015 14:23
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 12:07

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