Taiwanese Preservice Teachers’ Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Teaching Intention

Kuen-Yi Lin, P. John Williams

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Abstract

This study applies the theory of planned behavior as a basis for exploring the impact of knowledge, values, subjective norms, perceived behavioral controls, and attitudes on the behavioral intention toward science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education among Taiwanese preservice science teachers. Questionnaires (N = 139) collected information on the behavioral intention of preservice science teachers engaging in STEM education. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, path analysis, and analysis of variance. Results revealed that, in terms of direct effects, higher perceived behavioral control and subjective norms were associated with stronger STEM teaching intention. More positive attitude and greater knowledge were indirectly associated with higher subjective norms and perceived behavioral control, which resulted in stronger STEM teaching intention. Additionally, gender did not affect preservice teachers’ intention to adopt STEM teaching approaches. However, preservice teachers whose specialization was in different fields tended to influence their knowledge and perceived behavioral control; these issues require further investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1021-1036
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 1

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Pre-service Teachers
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Path Analysis
Direct Effect
Analysis of variance
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behavioral norm
Questionnaire
path analysis
descriptive statistics
analysis of variance

Keywords

  • Preservice teachers
  • STEM
  • Teaching intention
  • Theory of planned behavior

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  • Education
  • Mathematics(all)

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Taiwanese Preservice Teachers’ Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Teaching Intention. / Lin, Kuen-Yi; Williams, P. John.

In: International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, Vol. 14, No. 6, 01.08.2016, p. 1021-1036.

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