Student teacher anxieties related to practice teaching

  • David P. Ngidi
  • Patrick T. Sibaya


We investigated anxieties experienced by student teachers with regard to practice teaching. The Student Teacher Anxiety Scale (STAS) and Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ) were used to determine the relationship between student teachers' personalities and their anxiety levels. Three-way analysis of variance (Anova) was used to analyse the mean scores obtained on student teachers' biographical variables. The findings indicated that the dimension of neurotic personality is significantly correlated with professional preparation as well as with an unsuccessful lesson. The results also showed significant three-way interaction effects of student teachers' biographical variables (gender, age and grade placement) on practice-teaching related factors such as evaluation and an unsuccessful lesson. The findings are discussed and improvement on practice teaching suggested.

(South African Journal of Education: 2003 23 (1): 18-22)

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