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Indonesian students’ motivations to become teachers and their career aspirations

A Suryani

American Educational Research Association | Published : 2016


This paper focuses on two questions: What motivates Indonesian students to enter teacher education? To what extent do their motivations for entering into teacher education influence their professional engagement and career development aspirations? Framework. This study was founded on the Factors Influencing Teaching-Choice (FIT-Choice; Watt & Richardson, 2007) framework. It is underpinned by the expectancy-value theory of achievement motivation (Eccles [Parsons] et al., 1983; Wigfield & Eccles, 2000) which proposes that people’s choices, persistence and performance can be explained by their beliefs about how well they will perform an activity and the extent to which they value it. The FIT-Ch..

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