A1 Journal article (refereed)
Finnish and German student teachers’ motivations for choosing teaching as a career : The first application of the FIT-Choice scale in Finland (2019)


Goller, M., Ursin, J., Vähäsantanen, K., Festner, D., & Harteis, C. (2019). Finnish and German student teachers’ motivations for choosing teaching as a career : The first application of the FIT-Choice scale in Finland. Teaching and Teacher Education, 85, 235-248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2019.06.023


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Goller, Michael; Ursin, Jani; Vähäsantanen, Katja; Festner, Dagmar; Harteis, Christian

Journal or series: Teaching and Teacher Education

ISSN: 0742-051X

eISSN: 1879-2480

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 85

Pages range: 235-248

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2019.06.023

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/65222


Abstract

This study introduces and validates the Finnish version of the FIT-Choice scale and uses the scale to explore Finnish undergraduate students' motivations for choosing teaching as a career as well as their perceptions of teaching as a profession in comparison to German student teachers. The results replicated the FIT-Choice structure both in Finland and Germany. Sample comparisons revealed that motivations for teaching and perceptions of the teaching profession reflected both differences and similarities between Finland and Germany. The study offers novel information on student teachers’ motivational structure.


Keywords: teacher training; students; career choice; motivation (mental objects); comparative research

Free keywords: FIT-Choice; career; comparative research; motivation; teaching; beginning student teachers


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 3


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