Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

4805

Date

2016

Date of Award

11-30-2016

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education

Major

Instr and Curr Leadership

Concentration

Instruction and Curriculum

Committee Chair

William Hunter

Committee Member

J. Helen Perkins

Committee Member

Louis Gamble

Abstract

Despite the increasing number of motivated students enrolling into teacher education programs, teacher attrition continues to be high. Although teachers tend to perform best after five years of experience, nearly 50% of teachers entering the profession leave within the first five years. Consequently, it is important for researchers and practitioners to determine the factors that explain attrition and identify strategies that increase retention of teachers. The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the impact of academic performance, licensure levels, and demographic characteristics on the self-efficacy of undergraduate pre-service teachers enrolled in a dual licensure program at a university located in the southeastern part of the United States. The research design of the study was quantitative whereby a sample of 37 pre-service teachers enrolled in an undergraduate teacher education program provided survey responses associated with the research questions.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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