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Attitude of Student Teachers Towards Their Profession


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1 Indira Gandhi National Open University Regional Centre, Vijayawada, (A.P),, India
2 KPN College of Education, Gantyada-535 215 Vizianagaram, (A.P), India
     

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The study was conducted to examine the attitude of student teachers towards their profession in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, India. Attitude is an arrangement of mental process, a mental set, an internal disposition or the way of certain mental processes are organized in a person to make him ready to set in a particular way. So the student teachers have to test their ideas with emotional content, important beliefs, prejudices, biases and predispositions etc. on their teaching profession. The study was conducted on a sample of 437 student teachers studying in 7 colleges of education in Vizianagaram district among them 239 were male and 198 females and methodology wise 143 were Mathematics, 48 Physical Sciences, 134 Biological Sciences and 112 Social Studies subject student teachers. They were administered self constructed tool (Teachers Attitude) developed by the present study investigators. The tool consisting of 60 items with 7 areas viz. professional problems, teachers pay scales, vacancies and other privileges, nature of work and workload, teachers interest towards pupils, teachers attitude towards management and professional status of teachers. The collected data were analysed with mean, standard deviations, and t-values for testing various hypotheses framed. Significant differences observed in gender and subjects of study.

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Attitude, Student Teachers, Teaching Profession.
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Authors

B. Prasad Babu
Indira Gandhi National Open University Regional Centre, Vijayawada, (A.P),, India
T.J.M.S. Raju
KPN College of Education, Gantyada-535 215 Vizianagaram, (A.P), India

Abstract


The study was conducted to examine the attitude of student teachers towards their profession in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, India. Attitude is an arrangement of mental process, a mental set, an internal disposition or the way of certain mental processes are organized in a person to make him ready to set in a particular way. So the student teachers have to test their ideas with emotional content, important beliefs, prejudices, biases and predispositions etc. on their teaching profession. The study was conducted on a sample of 437 student teachers studying in 7 colleges of education in Vizianagaram district among them 239 were male and 198 females and methodology wise 143 were Mathematics, 48 Physical Sciences, 134 Biological Sciences and 112 Social Studies subject student teachers. They were administered self constructed tool (Teachers Attitude) developed by the present study investigators. The tool consisting of 60 items with 7 areas viz. professional problems, teachers pay scales, vacancies and other privileges, nature of work and workload, teachers interest towards pupils, teachers attitude towards management and professional status of teachers. The collected data were analysed with mean, standard deviations, and t-values for testing various hypotheses framed. Significant differences observed in gender and subjects of study.

Keywords


Attitude, Student Teachers, Teaching Profession.

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