Journal directory listing - Volume 48 Number 1 (2003) - Education【48(1)】April

A study of Influential Factors to Student Teachers' Belief Change Author: Yuan-yu Chu(Wu-fu Junior High School), Yu-chu Yeh (Institute of Teacher Education, National Chengchi University)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 48, No. 1
Date:April 2003


This study aimed to investigate the factors that caused belief change in student teachers. The participants included 163 student teachers and their corresponding mentors in public junior high schools of southern Taiwan. The instruments used were Teacher Belief Appraisal, Professional Growth Scale for Junior High School Teachers, Intrapersonal Intelligence Appraisal, and Questionnaire on the Perception of Teaching Environment. The analysis methods included descriptive statistics, Hotelling's T2, repeated-measures analysis of variance, discrimination analysis, MANCOVA, and multiple stepwise regression.
The findings of this study revealed that (a) the student teachers' beliefs were open-oriented on the whole, but the degree of openness varied on the four dimensions of beliefs; (b) the student teachers' beliefs, though comparatively stable, had some changes during their practice teaching period; (c) the mentors' beliefs had great influences on their student teachers' belief change; (d) the student teachers' motivation of professional growth was an important predictor of their beliefs.

Keywords:belief change, student teacher, mentor teacher, growth motivation

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APA FormatChu, Y.-Y., & Yeh, Y.-C. (2003). A study of Influential Factors to Student Teachers' Belief Change. Journal of National Taiwan Normal University: Education, 48(1), 41-66 doi:10.3966/2073753X2003044801003