Document Type Master's Dissertation Author Hislop-Esterhuysen, Natalie firstname.lastname@example.org URN etd-07242007-132732 Document Title Enkele faktore wat die beroepskeuse van eerstejaaronderwysstudente beÔnvloed (Afrikaans) Degree MEd (Educational Psychology) Department Educational Psychology Supervisor
Advisor Name Title Prof J G Maree Keywords
- personal attributes
- career development
- careeer maturation
- strukturele benadering to beroepskeuse
- sosiale kognitiewe beroepsteorie
- Social Cognitive Career Theory
- structural approach to career choice
- career theories
- career decision process
- career choice
Date 2006-06-18 Availability unrestricted AbstractSince the beginning of 2000 the media have often referred to the decrease in the number of teachers in South Africa. In the light of the discrepancy between the supply and demand of teachers, I have explored some factors that possibly contribute to the career choice of teachers. I departed from a positivist as well as an interpretevist approach. The research included the implementation of a First-year Teacher Questionnaire.
Some career development theories are discussed as the theoretical grounding for the career choice of first-year teaching students.
First-year teaching students generally have a positive perception of teaching, based mainly on their belief that teaching offers ample opportunities for potential-facilitation, selffulfilment, self-discovery, as well as fringe benefits. It seems that where negative perceptions existed, they were based on observable hindrances and personal issues.
My research complements the Social Cognitive Career Theory and confirms the concern for the fact that a relatively small percentage African language-speaking students, especially males, choose teaching as a field of study
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