Dávid Smid

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

Identifying the Latent Dimensions

As my first research aim was to identify the emerging constructs pertaining to Hungarian pre-service English teachers’ motivation, I conducted a PCA. This allowed me to confirm my hypotheses about the existence of the constructs that emerged as part of the qualitative phase of the project. More specifically, I chose to target seven hypothesized constructs with eight questionnaire scales, and the PCA results showed whether all the scales were unidimensional and whether they measured what they were intended to measure (Dörnyei & Taguchi, 2010; Székelyi & Barna, 2002). Besides the validity of the hypothesized constructs, I also examined the internal consistency of the scales so as to make sure that all the items within a scale homogeneously measured the same dimension, and thus, the results yielded by my data collection instrument were reliable (Cohen et al., 2018; Dörnyei & Taguchi, 2010).

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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