The Effects of Classroom Management Efficacy on Interest Development in Classroom Simulation
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine the influence of classroom management efficacy on interest development, according to the scenarios in the teaching simulation for preservice teachers. We also explore the pattern of interest development to derive implications for the teaching simulation design. 57 preservice teachers participated, and the collected data was analyzed with two-way repeated MANOVA and ANOVA. The results revealed that the group with high efficacy of classroom management appeared to have a higher state of interest than the group with low efficacy. Besides, all the different groups show similar pattern of interest development, regardless of the severity of scenarios. In conclusion, classroom management efficacy could be considered as one of the important elements to increase the motivation of the teaching simulation. In addition, it is necessary to supplement the simulation to develop the situational interest of the preservice teachers into individual interest.