Investigation of the Relationship Between Professional Interests and Professional Performance of Teachers

Volume 9 Issue 1 (January 2024)
Yağmur Dilan Demir Erkan Tabancalı
Pages: 12-22 Download Count : 118 View Count: 282 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.1288344 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


Purpose of this study is to determine the professional interest and professional performance levels of teachers and to make a comparison between these two phonomena. Teachers have an important influence on societies to keep up with the times and, if necessary, to reshape them. For this reason, it is very important to determine the interests and performances of this profession group in their profession. In this context, it also reveals the importance of the study. The sampling method of the study is random sampling and this method was selected in accordance with the purpose. The sample consists of 368 teachers from different branches working in public secondary schools in the Küçükçekmece district of Istanbul. In this study which was carried out by adopting quantitative research approaches, the relational survey model was used to determine the relationship between teachers' professional interest and professional performance. "Vocational Interest Scale" and "Teacher Performance Evaluation Scale" were used as data collection tools. Results of the research is that there is a positive and significant relationship between teachers' professional interest levels and their professional performance. Some of the suggestions made based on the results obtained are as follows: teacher training institutions can plan studies that will increase the professional interests of teacher candidates. Studies that are evaluated by administrators and parents can be carried out, and finally, this study can be applied to other education levels in various districts of Istanbul.

Keywords

  • Professional interest
  • proffessional performance
  • teacher performance
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