Date of Award
Doctor of Education
Instr and Curr Leadership
Instruction and Curriculum
J. Helen Perkins
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.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Wheat, Doris H., "Examining the Relationship of Selected Pre-Service Teachers' Self-Efficacy and Their Praxis Scores" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1529.