The Effect of School and Teacher Themed Movies on Pre-service Teachers' Professional Attitudes and Perceived Self-Efficacy

Kaskaya A., ÜNLÜ İ., Akar M. S., Sagirli M. O.

KURAM VE UYGULAMADA EGITIM BILIMLERI, vol.11, no.4, pp.1778-1783, 2011 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1778-1783
  • Keywords: Teacher Education, Popular School Films, Self-Efficacy Belief, Professional Attitude
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of school and teacher themed movies on pre-service teachers' attitudes towards their profession and their perceived self-efficacy. As qualitative and quantitative research approaches were employed during data collection procedure, mixed methodology was adopted in this study. In the study, one of the mixed research designs, explanatory design model was used. The study was conducted with 102 second grade students who were enrolled to education faculty's primary education departments such as Primary, Mathematics, Social Sciences and Science Teacher Training Divisions. As quantitative data collection instruments, "Teacher Profession Attitude Scale" developed by cetin and self-efficacy scale developed and its validity and reliability study conducted by the researchers were used in data collection process. In qualitative data collection procedure, semi-structured interview form prepared by the researchers and the letters written by the students after the study were used. In the study, a six-week different movie presentation activity and discussions about the movies were conducted. At the end of the activity, interviews were carried on and letter application was performed. Obtained data analysis revealed that educational movies affected meaningfully students' attitudes towards teacher profession and their perceived self-efficacy in a positive side. In the attitudes towards the profession, it was seen that students progressed in "love, value, and adaptation" dimensions. In addition, positive advances were seen in students' perceived self-efficacy beliefs. Studies aimed to be conducted on this issue are significant for the use of educational movies in teacher training institutions.