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International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2010, Vol. 1(1) 12-27

Investigation of Self-Efficacy Perception and Metacognitive Awareness of Prospective Teachers

Dursun YAVUZ & Aysel MEMİŞ

pp. 12 - 27   |  Manu. Number: ijrte.2010.002

Published online: January 01, 2010  |   Number of Views: 190  |  Number of Download: 119


Abstract

This study analyzes self-efficacy perceptions of prospective teachers towards teaching profession and their metacognitive awareness related to selecting teaching as a career. It was conducted with 781 prospective teachers. Self-efficacy perceptions of the participants were detected via the long form of Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy Scale (TSES) and their metacognitive awareness was determined by employing the long form of Metacognitive Awareness Inventory (MAI). The motives accounting for their selection of teaching as a career was explored through open-ended questions. It was detected that prospective teachers are at a rather sufficient level with respect to their general self-efficacy perception and its sub-dimensions and their metacognitive awareness is at rather high levels. At the end of the research, in general self-efficacy averages of prospective teachers, amongst all prospective teachers who answered that the profession was selected due to SSE (Student Selection Examination) result and the ones who selected it according to its suitability with his/her personality choice; in general metacognitive awareness averages amongst prospective teachers who answered that the profession was selected due to SSE (Student Selection Examination) result and its conformity with his/her ideal choice, love of children-nation-teaching choice and its suitability with his/her personality choice, a significant difference was detected in comparison with those prospective teachers who selected the profession according to SSE (Student Selection Examination) choice

Keywords: Öz-yeterlik, öğretmen öz-yeterliği, üstbiliş, üstbilişsel farkındalık


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
YAVUZ, D. & MEMIS, A. (2010). Investigation of Self-Efficacy Perception and Metacognitive Awareness of Prospective Teachers. International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 1(1), 12-27.

Harvard
YAVUZ, D. and MEMIS, A. (2010). Investigation of Self-Efficacy Perception and Metacognitive Awareness of Prospective Teachers. International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 1(1), pp. 12-27.

Chicago 16th edition
YAVUZ, Dursun and Aysel MEMIS (2010). "Investigation of Self-Efficacy Perception and Metacognitive Awareness of Prospective Teachers". International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 1 (1):12-27.