International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1308-951X

Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2023, Vol. 14(4) 37-50

A Study on The Satisfaction Levels of Pre-Service Teachers for Distance Education

Sedat Maden, Mete Yusuf Ustabulut & Aslı Maden

pp. 37 - 50   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijrte.2023.635.03   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2307-27-0005

Published online: December 31, 2023  |   Number of Views: 8  |  Number of Download: 49


Abstract

This research aims to determine the satisfaction levels of teacher candidates for distance (online) education practices and to evaluate them according to certain variables. Therefore, a survey from quantitative models was used to reveal an existing situation. The research sample was determined among the candidates studying at the Faculty of Education at Bayburt University. Depending on the purpose of the research, the Satisfaction Scale for University Students' Distance Education Applications was used to collect the data. The data obtained in the research were analyzed using the SPSS 16.0 program in line with the research purpose and sub-problems, and the findings were presented and interpreted in tables. Quantitative statistics were used to analyse the data on the satisfaction levels of teacher candidates for distance (online) education applications. As a result of the research, it was determined that the teacher candidates who received pre-service training had a positive level of satisfaction with distance (online) learning practices in the Agree range. It was seen that the grade in which the candidates studied did not significantly affect satisfaction with distance education, but 4th-grade students had higher satisfaction.

Keywords: Teacher, candidate, distance, education, satisfaction


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Maden, S., Ustabulut, M.Y. & Maden, A. (2023). A Study on The Satisfaction Levels of Pre-Service Teachers for Distance Education . International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 14(4), 37-50. doi: 10.29329/ijrte.2023.635.03

Harvard
Maden, S., Ustabulut, M. and Maden, A. (2023). A Study on The Satisfaction Levels of Pre-Service Teachers for Distance Education . International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 14(4), pp. 37-50.

Chicago 16th edition
Maden, Sedat, Mete Yusuf Ustabulut and Asli Maden (2023). "A Study on The Satisfaction Levels of Pre-Service Teachers for Distance Education ". International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 14 (4):37-50. doi:10.29329/ijrte.2023.635.03.

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