This study aimed to determine the alienation levels and attitudes of physical education teacher candidates towards the teaching profession and identify the relationship between their alienation levels and their attitudes towards teaching. The relational research model was used in the study. The study group consisted of 695 teacher candidates (Mage = 21.53, SD = 2.284) of which 276 (40%) were female and 419 (60%) were male, all of whom were studying in physical education and sports teaching departments. In the data analysis, a t-test for independent groups was conducted to determine whether the alienation levels and the attitudes towards the teaching profession varied according to the variables of gender, while a one-way analysis of variance was performed to determine whether there was any differentiation according to the variables of grade, and a Tukey honest significant difference (HSD) test was undertaken to determine the source of the intergroup difference. Regression analysis was used to determine the level of the relationship between the levels of alienation and the attitudes towards the teaching profession. The study revealed that alienation levels and attitudes of physical education teacher candidates towards the teaching profession were moderate. Additionally, it was found that alienation levels were important predictors of the attitude levels towards the teaching profession.
Erbas, M. K. (2014). The Relationship between Alienation Levels of Physical Education Teacher Candidates and Their Attitudes towards the Teaching Profession. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(8). https://doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2014v39n8.3