The reasons for information technologies pre-service teachers to prefer teaching profession and their attitudes towards the profession

Global Educational Journal of Science and Technology 

ISSN: xxxx-xxxx Vol. 1 (1),

pp. 097-106, November, 2013. ©

Global Science Research Journals


Full Length Research Paper 

The reasons for information technologies pre-service teachers to prefer teaching profession and their attitudes towards the profession 

Mustafa AKDA─× 

Inonu University, Faculty of Education, Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology, 44069 Malatya, Turkey.

E-mail: makdag@inonu.edu.tr  Tel: +90 422 377 4444. Fax: +90 422 377 0042. 

Accepted 26 July, 2013 

This study was carried out to determine the reasons for information technologies pre-service teachers for preferring teaching profession and whether their attitudes towards the profession differ according to the variables of gender, graduated high school, order of department preference, class level, the profession wanted to be worked and attitude of the lecturer. The study was carried out upon 160 pre-service teachers. The data were collected using the attitude scale related to teaching profession and the questionnaire including the questions related to the personal information and reasons to prefer the profession. As result of the research, it was noticed that altruistic reasons were noticed to be more efficient upon pre-service teachers’ professional preferences, the reasons for preferring the profession did not change according to the gender in general, their attitudes towards the profession differed according to the high school they graduated and order of department preference, but does not differed according to the variables of gender, class level, the profession wanted to be worked and attitudes of the lecturers. 

Key words: Pre-service teachers, reasons to choose teaching profession, attitudes towards the teaching profession.