Title
Clustering teachers' motivations for teaching Clustering teachers' motivations for teaching
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Abingdon :Carfax ,
Subject
Educational sciences
Source (journal)
Teaching in higher education. - Abingdon
Volume/pages
19(2014) :6 , p. 644-656
ISSN
1356-2517
ISI
000337580700006
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The motivation to teach is a powerful, yet neglected, force in teaching at institutes of higher education. A better understanding of academics' motivations for teaching is necessary. The aim of this mixed-method study was to identify groups with distinctively different motivations for teaching. Six clusters were identified: expertise, duty, subject, passion, reluctance and incompetence. The teachers in these groups differed in perceived personal effectiveness, interest and effort towards teaching. Interview data revealed the competitive function of research and the importance of the subject matter taught. The clusters containing teachers who prioritise the teaching process over the teaching content were the ones with the highest overall motivation scores.
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