Year 2016, Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 1290 - 1296 2016-10-01

The influence of pre-service teacher identity and personality traits on teacher self-efficacy

Dilara Arpacı-Somuncu [1]

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The present study investigates the predicting effects of pre-service teacher identity and five personality traits (extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience) on teacher self-efficacy among pre-service teachers of English as a foreign language. It was conducted at a state university in Turkey at the spring term of 2015-2016 academic year. A total of 155 students (sophomore N = 77; junior N = 78) participated in the study. In order to measure early teacher identity level of participants, Early Teacher Identity Measure (Friesen & Besley, 2013) was employed. Personality traits were measured by Quick Big Five Inventory (Vermulst & Gerris, 2005) while Teachers’ Sense of Self-efficacy scale (Tschannen-Moran & Woolfolk-Hoy, 2001) was used to find out participants’ self- efficacy in terms of their student engagement, instructional strategies, and classroom management strategies. Pearson correlation coefficients revealed that each variable has positive correlations with each other. Standard multiple regression analysis indicated that early teacher identity was the best predictor for teacher self-efficacy (β = .486, t = 6.856, p < .001) which was followed by openness to experience (β = .288, t = 4.296, p < .001). As the various individual differences were seen to have interrelations in the development of teaching skills, the study concludes that individual differences may help pre-service teachers to acquire one of the most important components of being a teacher: teacher-self-efficacy.

Teacher self-efficacy, Early teacher identity, Personality traits
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Subjects Social
Journal Section Makaleler
Authors

Author: Dilara Arpacı-Somuncu

Dates

Publication Date: October 1, 2016

Bibtex @ { ijsser279003, journal = {International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research}, issn = {}, eissn = {2149-5939}, address = {Mahmut DEMİR}, year = {2016}, volume = {2}, pages = {1290 - 1296}, doi = {10.24289/ijsser.279003}, title = {The influence of pre-service teacher identity and personality traits on teacher self-efficacy}, key = {cite}, author = {Arpacı-Somuncu, Dilara} }
APA Arpacı-Somuncu, D . (2016). The influence of pre-service teacher identity and personality traits on teacher self-efficacy. International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research, 2 (4), 1290-1296. DOI: 10.24289/ijsser.279003
MLA Arpacı-Somuncu, D . "The influence of pre-service teacher identity and personality traits on teacher self-efficacy". International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research 2 (2016): 1290-1296 <http://dergipark.org.tr/ijsser/issue/26511/279003>
Chicago Arpacı-Somuncu, D . "The influence of pre-service teacher identity and personality traits on teacher self-efficacy". International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research 2 (2016): 1290-1296
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ISNAD Arpacı-Somuncu, Dilara . "The influence of pre-service teacher identity and personality traits on teacher self-efficacy". International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research 2 / 4 (October 2016): 1290-1296. https://doi.org/10.24289/ijsser.279003
AMA Arpacı-Somuncu D . The influence of pre-service teacher identity and personality traits on teacher self-efficacy. International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research. 2016; 2(4): 1290-1296.
Vancouver Arpacı-Somuncu D . The influence of pre-service teacher identity and personality traits on teacher self-efficacy. International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research. 2016; 2(4): 1296-1290.