Proceedings of the 6th International Academic Conference on Education, Teaching and Learning
Students’ Satisfaction within the Inclusive Education Master’s Degree Program and Their Professional Satisfaction
Prof. Dr. Karla Melinda Barth, Laura Nicoleta Bochis, Maria Cristina Florescu, Adriana Borza, Petru Adrian Pop
The current study analyzes the students’ satisfaction within the inclusive education master’s degree program and their professional satisfaction in traditional or inclusive educational institutions (N=26). The method used in this research was a questionnaire-based survey. The research tools were developed to identify: the reasons why the master’s students opted for this master’s degree program, the level of satisfaction with the chosen study program and the level of satisfaction at work. To identify the level of satisfaction with the chosen study program were evaluated: the level of identification motivation with the followed study program vs. amotivation and the level of satisfaction related to the quality of the education process. To identify the level of professional satisfaction were evaluated the level of self-efficacy in inclusive education practices and the level of satisfaction at the current workplace.
From the analysis and processing of the data, it was found a high level of school satisfaction through master’s studies, expressed by a high level of satisfaction on aspects related to the conduct of the educational process (quality of relations with teachers, scientific content and evaluation) and by a high level of identification motivation with the inclusive education master’s degree program and a low level of amotivation. Simultaneously were obtained high levels of professional satisfaction at work and self-efficacy in inclusive education practices.
The results obtained in this study join research that is focused on highlighting the importance of correlating master’s degree programs with the professional needs of employees – more specifically, teachers professional needs.
keywords: students’ school satisfaction, students’ professional satisfaction at the workplace, inclusive education, self-efficacy in inclusive practices, inclusive education master’s degree program