Year 2020, Volume 7 , Issue 3, Pages 420 - 435 2020-09-15

The Relationship between Effective Teacher Characteristics and Reasons for Choosing Teaching Profession (Development of an Effective Teacher Inventory)

Çetin TORAMAN [1] , Melek ÇAKMAK [2]

The main purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships between the opinions of secondary school teachers about effective teacher characteristics and their reasons for choosing the teaching profession. In this context, the study first intends to develop a measurement tool to identify effective teacher characteristics. The study is of a correlational research type. Data were collected from three different groups of secondary school teachers. The effective teacher characteristics inventory and the choosing teaching profession as a career scale were used to collect data. The data were analysed using the exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, Cronbach Alpha internal consistency analysis and multiple linear regression. Given the limitations of the study, groups from which data were obtained, the results of the analyses have shown that the “Effective Teacher Characteristics Inventory” is able to make valid and reliable measurements for effective teacher characteristics under four independent scales (e.g., subject matter knowledge, teaching skills, personality characteristics and professional development). The multiple linear regression has demonstrated that the predictor variables in the model, subject matter knowledge, personality characteristics, and professional development are positive predictors for teaching skills. However, reasons for choosing the profession is not a significant predictor for teaching skills of teachers.
Effective teacher characteristics, Choosing teaching profession as a career, Inventory development
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Primary Language en
Subjects Education, Scientific Disciplines
Published Date September
Journal Section Articles

Orcid: 0000-0001-5319-0731
Author: Çetin TORAMAN (Primary Author)
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0002-3371-4937
Author: Melek ÇAKMAK
Country: Turkey

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Publication Date : September 15, 2020

APA Toraman, Ç , Çakmak, M . (2020). The Relationship between Effective Teacher Characteristics and Reasons for Choosing Teaching Profession (Development of an Effective Teacher Inventory) . International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education , 7 (3) , 420-435 . Retrieved from