Self-efficacy and satisfaction of pre-service early childhood education teachers as a function of perceived needs and experiences

Ciftci M. A., ÖZGÜN Ö., ERDEN Ş.

3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), İstanbul, Turkey, 3 - 07 February 2011, vol.15, pp.539-544 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 15
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.03.138
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.539-544
  • Keywords: Turkish pre-service early childhood education teachers, satisfaction, self-efficacy beliefs, needs and experiences of pre-service teachers
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose of this study was to examine the factors that may be linked to pre-service early childhood education teachers' self-efficacy and satisfaction. Totally 140 first year early childhood education students in two public universities in Turkey consisted the sample of the study. To gain a more in depth understanding of pre-service teachers' self-efficacy and satisfaction, this study focused on pre-service teachers' needs, experiences, adjustment to new role of being university student, and perception of friendship relations. Since this research strives to identify the factors that impact pre-service teachers' satisfaction and efficacy beliefs, we utilized path analyses to accomplish this goal. (c) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Open access under CC BY-NC-ND license.