Dávid Smid

Toward an Understanding of Pre-Service English Teachers’ Motivation: The Case of Hungary

The Students’ Perspective – An Inductive Approach: Findings and Discussion of Study 1

In this chapter, I turn to present and discuss the findings of Study 1. In this part of my research project, I principally aimed to understand the past, present, and future (i.e., imagined) experiences of Hungarian pre-service English teachers, and, based on their experiences, draw inferences about their motivation. To fulfill my research purposes, I obtained data from 45 students in the form of a written autobiographical narrative. The data analytical procedures yielded three emerging themes, all of which could be broken down into a number of categories (Table 6). As is discernible from Table 6, I assigned a relatively large number of coded segments to each category, which is indicative of the depth of the collected data. Further, as Tables 7–9 demonstrate, multiple perspectives are represented by each category, which can be regarded as a telling sign of the breadth of the data. Consequently, it is safe to claim that my applied sampling procedures were successful in that the saturation of the data was achieved (Corbin & Strauss, 2008).

Toward an Understanding of Pre-Service English Teachers’ Motivation: The Case of Hungary


Kiadó: Akadémiai Kiadó

Online megjelenés éve: 2022

ISBN: 978 963 454 818 8

In this monograph, the findings of a mixed-methods, multi-perspective empirical study targeting the motivation of Hungarian pre-service English teachers are presented and discussed. When it comes to the Hungarian context, the importance of the topic is indicated by issues, such as the ongoing workforce shortage in the public education sector and the latest reforming of the initial teacher education system. The present investigation sheds light on the complexity of Hungarian pre-service English teachers’ motivation, which was found to be a bipartite construct interrelated with cognitive, emotional, and social processes. It also offers insights into the motivating capacity of the undivided pre-service English teacher education program as well as the extent to which the initial teacher education system is effective with respect to its student recruitment policy. As such, this monograph might be beneficial to researchers, university instructors, mentor teachers, and educational policymakers alike.

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