Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(4), pp. 710 - 720
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060414
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Teachers' Achievement Goals: A Mixed Method


Zeynep Demirtaş 1, Nihan Arslan 2,*
1 Faculty of Education, Sakarya University, Turkey
2 Faculty of Education, FSM Vakıf University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

In this study, the first aim of the research is to adjust the scale of teachers' achievement goals to the Turkish culture. The second aim of the research is to get point of view about their achievement goals within the qualitative questions prepared by base on scale items. The mixed method has been used in the survey. The qualitative and quantitative data has been obtained in accordance with the aims of the research. In the first step of the survey, it has been worked on scale adaptation. In the second step, the questions of interview have been prepared by basing on scale items of the qualitative survey and asked to the teachers. In accordance with scale adaptation study, The Scale of Teachers' Achievement Goals, developed by Papaioannou and Christodoulidis in 2007, has been translated to Turkish. The Turkish form of the scale has been carried out on 235 teachers and examined via the reliability analysis and confirmatory factor analysis. The reliability co-efficient of the scale has been found as .73. The interview method has been used for the qualitative data in the research. In accordance with views of experts, it has been put into a final form to the interview form. Determined by maximum variation sampling, one of aimed sampling methods, 25 teachers who work in different socio-economic schools status and subjects with different demographic variables have made a working group. The data acquired in the wake of face-to-face meetings has been analyzed by using content analysis. According to views of teachers, it has been stated that student behaviors, the culture of the school, professional properties, personal and environmental factors encourage teachers to success.

KEYWORDS
Teachers' Achievement Goals, Success, Teacher

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Zeynep Demirtaş , Nihan Arslan . "Teachers' Achievement Goals: A Mixed Method." Universal Journal of Educational Research 6.4 (2018) 710 - 720. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060414.