This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 26, Issue 7,
Author(s): Altay Eren and Kadir Vefa Tezel, ' Factors Influencing Teaching Choice, Professional Plans about Teaching, and Future Time Perspective: A Mediational Analysis', Pages 1416-1428, Copyright Elsevier (October 2010).
The purpose of this study was to examine the mediating role of prospective English teachers’ future time perspectives in relation to their motivations for teaching, beliefs about the profession, career choice satisfaction, and professional plans.
A total of 423 prospective English teachers participated in the study.
The mediating role of the future time perspective was investigated through correlation, regression, and structural modeling analyses.
Results showed that the prospective teachers’ future time perspectives played a significant mediating role in relationships among planned effort, planned persistence, ability, intrinsic career value, making social contribution, and career choice satisfaction.