Factors that Motivates the Teacher Trainees of Teacher Training Institutions to Possess an Excellent Personality through Hermeneutic Analysis Method

Suppiah Nachiappan, Hari Krishnan Andi, Sunder Subbramaniam, Velayudhan P. K. Veeran


Motivation plays an important role in determining one’s achievement level. Therefore, future teachers who are
responsible in leading their pupils’ need to be motivated so that they will be well prepared to face all the
upcoming challenges in the education field. This research discusses on to what extent do the trainee teachers of
Tamil option are familiar with the factors that motivate them to posses an excellent personality as a trainee
teacher of Teacher Training Institute. The respondent’s research has been analysed using the hermeneutic
analysis. The finding of the research has shown that the trainee teachers of Tamil option are wise about the
factors that motivate them to get hold of an excellent personality as a trainee teacher. About 14 motivational
factors that motivate this trainee teacher’s have been identified. These include the lecturers’, learning facilities,
encouragement from the family members, primary school teachers, classmates, ambitions, dreams or desires,
teaching methods, teachers’ role, teaching experience, the love for the mother tongue, self-confidence and life
goals’, surroundings, systematic concern and friendly administrations, co-curricular activities and outdoor
education. This research has also identified the factors that trainee teachers know that it motivates them and the
factors are useful. Thus, knowledge of knowing the motivating factors that the trainee teachers get hold of can be utilized by parties who are directly involved with the trainee teacher to plan and conduct more effective teaching
and learning activity.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/jedp.v2n2p97


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