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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2020, Vol. 16(4) 213-228

Exploring Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions about Professional Ethics in Teaching: Do Gender, Major, and Academic Achievement Matter?

Sevinc Gelmez-Burakgazi, Iclal Can & Muhammet Coşkun

pp. 213 - 228   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2020.268.14   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2001-13-0003.R1

Published online: August 13, 2020  |   Number of Views: 15  |  Number of Download: 54


Abstract

This study aims to explore whether there is a statistically significant difference in pre-service teachers’ perceptions of professional ethics in teaching according to gender, major and academic achievement. The data was collected from 541 conveniently sampled pre-service teachers from seven different majors and four state universities using a 43-item scale developed by the researchers. The data was analyzed using Linear Regression Analysis in R.  The results indicated that gender was a significant predictor of pre-service teachers’ perceptions of professional ethics in teaching, and that females held significantly more ethical perceptions about the teaching profession compared to the males. The results also indicated that pre-service teachers’ majors did not seem to have a significant effect on their ethical perceptions about the teaching profession with the sole exception of classroom teaching. The results further revealed that academic achievement was not a significant predictor of pre-service teachers’ perceptions about their profession. However, when gender was used as a covariate, the analysis indicated that teachers’ majors were a significant predictor of pre-service teachers’ perceptions of professional ethics in teaching. The results further indicated that academic achievement was not a significant predictor of pre-service teachers’ perceptions about their profession even when the pre-service teachers’ gender and major were controlled.

Keywords: Teaching Ethics, Codes Of Ethics, Teacher Education, Pre-Service Teachers, Ethics, Gender


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Gelmez-Burakgazi, S., Can, I. & Coskun, M. (2020). Exploring Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions about Professional Ethics in Teaching: Do Gender, Major, and Academic Achievement Matter? . International Journal of Progressive Education, 16(4), 213-228. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2020.268.14

Harvard
Gelmez-Burakgazi, S., Can, I. and Coskun, M. (2020). Exploring Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions about Professional Ethics in Teaching: Do Gender, Major, and Academic Achievement Matter? . International Journal of Progressive Education, 16(4), pp. 213-228.

Chicago 16th edition
Gelmez-Burakgazi, Sevinc, Iclal Can and Muhammet Coskun (2020). "Exploring Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions about Professional Ethics in Teaching: Do Gender, Major, and Academic Achievement Matter? ". International Journal of Progressive Education 16 (4):213-228. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2020.268.14.

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