Attitude of Postgraduate Students Towards the Teaching Profession

R. Vinodh Kumar
2021 MIER journal of educational studies, trends and practices  
The purpose of the present study was to investigate postgraduate students' attitude towards the teaching profession according to their gender, locality of residence, locality of educational institution, stream of study, and annual income of the parents. A descriptive survey design was adopted with a sample of 207 postgraduate students selected using a purposive sampling technique. A three-point attitude scale was constructed and validated by the investigator to collect data. The scale comprised
more » ... The scale comprised of 40 statements including both positive and negative statements. The collected data were analysed with statistical techniques such as mean, standard deviation, and 't'-test. The results revealed that postgraduate students had favourable attitude towards the teaching profession. Further, it was found that the variables such as gender, locality of residence, locality of educational institution, stream of study, and annual income of the parents had no influence on postgraduate students' attitude towards the teaching profession. This shows that the postgraduate students had similar attitude towards the teaching profession.
doi:10.52634/mier/2016/v6/i2/1438 fatcat:7j25kg5zebdpxaxf2ep4lx54ve