A Longitudinal Study on the Changes in Teacher Aptiudes, Motivation and Self-estimation of Fitness to Become Teacher
The purpose of this longitudinal study was to examine the changes in students' cognition of teacher aptitudes, motivation, and fitness judgement of becoming teachers during 4 years university education. The present report was concerned with the changes of those items in 231 students who answered the questionnaire all of 3 test occasions. The factor analysis on the ideal teacher aptitudes revealed 5 factors: social skills, knowledge, sensitivity, practical skills, and vitality. It was suggested that the perceived motivation and fitness to teacher were decreased over time, and that the junior students' image of teacher as profession was realistic one comparing with that of sophomores. These findings were discussed comparing with the results of the previous study.