MOTIVATIONAL FACTORS AFFECTING RETENTION IN PRE-SERVICE TEACHER EDUCATION ACROSS KARACHI, PAKISTAN
The undertaken study is intended to investigate motivations of student-teachers in the teaching profession. The sampled respondents include trainee prospective-teachers enrolled in B Ed Honors programs offered by University of Karachi through its affiliated colleges and at its main campus. This study ascertains the Factors that Contribute to their Motivation for Joining teaching profession. Obtained data was analyzed using ANOVA and T-Test statistics. Inferential statistics enabled researchers to find hidden meanings of the data by examining the difference between means of the data; by establishing relationships between the Variables of interest. some interesting findings such as; social utility of teaching, gender influence on selecting profession of teaching, parental qualification and profession’s influence on prospective teachers’ motivation etc. were challenging the traditionally held myths about motivational factors in choosing teaching profession, . The study bears implications for different stakeholders of the teacher education system in order to develop a learning environment that motivates the students to perform and achieve well.