Glutsch, Nina ORCID: 0000-0003-0396-5732 and Koenig, Johannes (2019). Pre-service teachers' motivations for choosing teaching as a career: does subject interest matter? J. Educ. Teach., 45 (5). S. 494 - 511. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD. ISSN 1360-0540

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Abstract

The present study examines future teachers' motivations for teaching using the FIT-Choice (Factors Influencing Teaching Choice) scale. The focus thereby is on subject interest, a factor that has rarely been accounted for by FIT-Choice studies although it is considered one of the most important factors to students for choosing teaching as a career. It is also assumed that students of different subject domains belong to different subcultures and therefore differ in their motivations. On the basis of n = 386 first-year, Bachelor students qualifying for lower and upper secondary schools from a large university in Germany, a latent confirmatory factor analysis shows that the FIT-Choice scale structure could be replicated and subject-specific interest was rated the most important factor by pre-service teachers. Latent path analyses reveal that students from different subject domains differ slightly in their motivations. More importantly, students who value their studied subjects' importance highly also show higher intrinsic, social-altruistic, and pedagogical motivations.

Item Type: Journal Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Glutsch, NinaUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0003-0396-5732UNSPECIFIED
Koenig, JohannesUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-130409
DOI: 10.1080/02607476.2019.1674560
Journal or Publication Title: J. Educ. Teach.
Volume: 45
Number: 5
Page Range: S. 494 - 511
Date: 2019
Publisher: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Place of Publication: ABINGDON
ISSN: 1360-0540
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Human Sciences > Department Erziehungs- und Sozialwissenschaften > Institut für Allgemeine Didaktik und Schulforschung
Subjects: no entry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
CHOICE; FIT; EDUCATIONMultiple languages
Education & Educational ResearchMultiple languages
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/13040

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