Factors influencing teaching choice, professional plans about teaching, and future time perspective: A mediational analysis
TATE Volume 26, Number 7, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This study aimed to examine the mediating role of prospective English teachers’ future time perspectives in relation to their motivations for teaching, beliefs about the profession, career choice satisfaction, and professional plans. A total of 423 prospective English teachers voluntarily participated in the study. The mediating role of the future time perspective was investigated through correlation, regression, and structural modeling analyses. Results showed that the prospective teachers’ future time perspectives played a significant mediating role in relationships among planned effort, planned persistence, ability, intrinsic career value, making social contribution, and career choice satisfaction.
Eren, A. & Tezel, K.V. (2010). Factors influencing teaching choice, professional plans about teaching, and future time perspective: A mediational analysis. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 26(7), 1416-1428. Elsevier Ltd.