Understanding music pre-service teachers' vocational satisfaction
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People's job satisfaction depends partly on the degree to which their needs and desires are met. People whose needs and values are not met in their job are, in general, are not satisfied and have low motivation and performance. According to Equity Theory (1963), job satisfaction depends on the balance between what a person puts into his job and what he/she receives from it. This theory served as the theoretic framework for the current study to investigate satisfaction. Participants were 10 senior pre-service music teachers enrolled in Balikesir University's Necatibey Faculty of Education, Turkey. Qualitative research method was used to examine the participants' responses to interview questions and results were discussed. The results revealed that the equity theory offers a useful framework for understanding the pre-service teachers' satisfaction.