Academic preparedness, problems, and career expectations among WVCST student teachers:

Sub Title: their relationship to internship performance

Author: Duran, Fe L.

Accession Number: 593D

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Copyright Year: 1996

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This investigation aimed to determine the academic preparedness,problems, career expectations and internship performance among the student teachers of the Western Visayas College of Science & Technology (WVCST) during the first semester of SY 1995-1996. It likewise aimed to ascertain the associations among personal- and school-related variables,academic preparedness, problems,career expectations, internship performance among the student teachers. This descriptive-correlational research employed a research-made instrument to gather data on student teachers' personal data, problems, and career expectations. The academic performance of 112 randomly selected students was based in their GPA's taken from their permanent records in the WVCST registrar's office and their attitude toward teaching obtained through the Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory. Statistical tools employed were means, standard deviations, the t-test, the Simple Analysis of Variance, the Pearson r, and the Stepwise Multiple Regression Analysis. The .05 alpha level was used for inferential analysis. The WVCST student teachers were academically prepared,did not experience nay serious personal or academic problems, had very desirable career expectations, and had highly satisfactory internship performance. The student teachers differed significantly in their academic preparedness grouped according to academic performance in favor of those having high performance; in their career expectations classified according to gender in favor of the female student teachers and high school of origin in favor of those from public high school; and in their internship performance grouped according to high school of origin in favor of the student teachers from public high schools, major course in favor of the HE group, and internship venue in favor those assigned in public high schools. Academic preparedness was significantly and negatively correlated with career expectations and significantly and positively correlated with internship performance. Factors such as academic performance, high school of origin, attitude, and internship venue were found to significantly predict academic preparedness. High school of origin, attitude and gender were likewise found to significantly predict career expectations. Lastly, major course,academic performance, high school of origin, internship venue, and attitude score were found to significantly predict internship performance.


Keywords: Academic preparedness, Career expectations, Student teachers

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