A motivation model describing the career choice of teacher trainees in Jamaica
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EDRS No. ED451239. .Paper presented at the Biennial Conference of the International Study Association in Teachers and Teaching (9th, Dublin, Ireland, July 1999).
Reports on a survey of approximately one-third of Jamaican teachers in training. The study factor analyzed the motivations these trainees gave for choosing the teaching profession. Results are compared with those of the last major survey 10 years earlier. To determine some possible reasons, 130 students were interviewed by staff members from Jamaica's 8 teacher training colleges. The most prevalent reasons cited in these interviews were assembled into 11 statements that were then distributed to 1,444 teacher trainees across the island. The students represented all 3 years of teacher training and ranged in age from 16 to 52 years. Results show that the first three factors, accounting for 46.1% of the variance, described extrinsic, altruistic, and intrinsic motivations for choosing teaching. There was a counter intuitive difference between the Varian factor model for the motivations of male teacher trainees and female teacher trainees.....