The aim of this study is to determine whether there is a difference between the reasons for the choice of the teaching profession by teacher candidates and their self-efficacy beliefs. Survey method was used in this study. The sample of the study consisted of 972 students (232 males and 740 females) studying at Primary School Education, Science Education and Preschool Education at Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University in Turkey. The data were collected through “The Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy Scale” and “The Personal Information Form”. It was seen that there was a significant difference between self-efficacy beliefs and the reasons for the choice of the teaching profession by teacher candidates. No significant difference between the reasons for the choice of the teaching profession by teacher candidates and in the subscales of “Efficacy in Instructional Practices” and “Efficacy in Classroom Management” was discovered from the results of this study.
Key words: Faculty of education, teacher candidate, self-efficacy beliefs, reasons of choosing profession.
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