Journal article

Students' motivations to become teachers: FIT-Choice findings from Indonesia

Anne Suryani, Helen MG Watt, Paul W Richardson

International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education | Inderscience Publishers | Published : 2016


The motivations for undertaking teacher education and perceptions about the teaching profession were examined among 802 fourth-year undergraduate teacher education students at two public and two private universities in Jakarta and Yogyakarta, Indonesia (M = 21, SD = 2.31, 83.16% women). Following translations and piloting, participants completed the factors influencing teaching choice scale (FIT-Choice; Watt and Richardson, 2007) with culturally relevant factors added for: religious influences, second job (time for casual work), tuition fee for teacher education (cheaper), admission into teacher education (less competitive), time for teacher education studies (shorter) and media dissuasion. ..

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