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American Journal of Educational Research. 2020, 8(8), 587-592
DOI: 10.12691/education-8-8-11
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Pre-service Teachers’ Attitudes toward Research in a Middle Eastern Teachers College

Mohammed Issah1, and Awaisu Imurana Braimah2

1Bahrain Teachers College, University of Bahrain, Zallaq

2University of Education, Winneba, Ghana

Pub. Date: August 23, 2020

Cite this paper:
Mohammed Issah and Awaisu Imurana Braimah. Pre-service Teachers’ Attitudes toward Research in a Middle Eastern Teachers College. American Journal of Educational Research. 2020; 8(8):587-592. doi: 10.12691/education-8-8-11

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to examine pre-service teachers’ attitudes toward research. The study used a cross-sectional survey approach. Data was collected online using Attitude to Research measure. Data was collected from pre-service teachers who completed a course in action research in their last semester. A total of 76 pre-service teachers completed the questionnaire. The data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Science Students (SPSS). The study found that majority of the pre-service teachers have positive attitudes towards research. All five subscales (research usefulness for profession, research anxiety, positive attitudes towards research, relevance to life, research difficulty) of the Attitudes to Research (ATR) scale are related. However, the strongest relationship was found between the usefulness of research for the teaching profession and positive attitudes to research. Faculty teaching research methods must adopt strategies that improve the attitudes of pre-service teachers to research.

Keywords:
pre-service teachers research attitude teacher preparation teacher education practitioner inquiry action research teacher research

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