CAREER ANCHORS OF PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS IN CONTEXT OF THEIR PERSONALITY
University Palacky, Faculty of Education (CZECH REPUBLIC)
About this paper:
Conference name: 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2017
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Employment represents an important part of many people’s lives. In order to achieve satisfaction in life and at work, it is assumed that people choose and then work in such areas that meet their basic needs. During professional career the picture of those needs is consolidated and reflected in the perspective of own talents and abilities, motives, attitudes and values associated not only with the professional career, but also off-the-job life.
The present research focused on monitoring the attitudes, values and motives of pre- service teachers in the Czech Republic. To obtain the necessary data we used a career anchor questionnaire developed by E. H. Schein and Personality questionnaire NEO Five factor Inventory. The sample consisted of 465 pre- service teachers. The results suggest that pre- service teachers belong to a group who predominantly have a need to combine career and their lifestyle, which plays an important role in the balance between work and private (family) life. These individuals often prefer personal life. Another important need is to work for 'reliable' organizations (often government), which provide a degree of certainty which these people also look for. The results provide further evidence that Conscientiousness and Extraversion are dimensions of personality related to the Life style anchor.
Keywords: Employment, attitudes, values, motives, career anchors, personality.