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EEO. 2020; 19(4): 4560-4565

Teaching as A Profession, Exploring the Motivational Factors, and the Motives to Stay in the Field of Teaching

Dr. Rani Gul, Dr. Tehseen Tahir, Dr. Umbreen Ishfaq.


The purpose of study is to get insight into motivational factors of pre-service teachers with a special focus on extrinsic, intrinsic, altruistic factors motivation which are discussed in term of their relationships with the motives of preservice teachers to stay in the teaching profession. The study examines the motivational factors of 105(47 male, 58 female) pre-service teachers enrolled in Associate Degree program (ADE) of eight different educational institutes of Peshawar. The participants responses were analyzedusing descriptive and Pearson correlation techniques. The resultsindicated that extrinsic factor of motivation play a dominant role in selecting teaching as a career while intrinsic factors drive them to stay in the long run of teaching whereas altruistic factors of motivation were found to have no effective role. Considering the findings, this research suggested educational stakeholders that to attract the most committed teachers for this profession, incentives and number of seats should be increased at union council level. Additionally, motivational environment and regular opportunities should also be provided to the pre-service teacher tosatisfy their extrinsic needs which will enhance in them intrinsic motivation to stay in the teaching profession as committed teachers.

Key words: Teaching, Career Profession, Motivational Factors, Opportunities

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