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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MOTIVATION OF CHOOSING TEACHING AS A CAREER AND STUDY CHOICE SATISFACTION AMONG SLOVAK TEACHER TRAINEES
[VZTAH MOTIVACIE VYBERU UCITELSKEJ PROFESIE A SPOKOJNOSTI S JEJ VYBEROM U STUDENTOV UCITELSTVA]

Robert Tomsik

doi: 10.18355/PG.2016.5.1.3-13

Abstract
The present research aims to establish which motives are important for choosing the teaching profession and points out the satisfaction with the choice of the profession. Moreover, the present research stresses the importance of motivational factors. A research sample consisted of 159 first grade bachelor degree teacher trainees from Prešov University and University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra, Slovak Republic. In order to determine the types of motivation for choosing teaching profession, a SMVUP II scale was used. The satisfaction with the choice of profession was assessed using the one-question indicator of satisfaction. The research results showed that the most important factors of choosing teaching profession are: the interest to work with children and adolescents, the intrinsic value of teaching as well as competence and previous teaching experience. The least frequent motives are labor mobility, salary, and other benefits of teaching profession. Furthermore, the research stressed the differences in the level of satisfaction with the choice of the profession. The research also showed a significant correlation of some of the motivational types (work with children, perception of own competence, prosociality) with the choosing teaching as a profession, which supported the hypothesis about the relationship between specific types of motivation and satisfaction with the choice of teaching profession.

Key words
choice of occupation, teacher, teacher profession, motivation of choosing profession, motivation, SMVUP II

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