Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2008

Full Length Research Paper

Pre-service physical education teachers’ preference for class management profiles and teacher’s self-efficacy beliefs

Department of Physical Education Teacher, School of Physical Education and Sports, Ahi Evran University, Kırşehir, Turkey
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 05 March 2013
  •  Published: 10 May 2013



The present study aims to identify pre-service physical education teachers' class management profiles, teachers’ self-efficacy and the relationship between their class management profiles and teacher self-efficacy beliefs. The universe comprised junior and senior students studying physical education teaching at six different universities (Ahi Evran University, Karadeniz Technical University, Atatürk University, Kırıkkale University, Gaziantep University, Selçuk University in Turkey). In data collection, the Turkish versions of the "Class Management Profile Scale" and Teacher Self-Efficacy Scale" were used. As for data analysis, arithmetic mean, standard deviation and Pearson's correlation coefficient were used. The findings indicated that the pre-service teachers had a general tendency for authoritative class management profile. It was also understood that pre-service teachers had a high level of self-efficacy beliefs and a positive correlation was observed between self-efficacy behaviors and general point average. Finally, a positive correlation was found between pre-service teachers' class management profiles (except the indifferent class management profile) and teacher self-efficacy beliefs, and the highest level of this correlation was observed in the authoritative class management profile.


Key words: Class management, teacher self-efficacy, physical education.