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Teacher certificate program students’ occupational anxiety levels

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In Turkey, the need of trained teacher is met by two sources: faculties of education and pedagogical formation certificate programs. It has been expected that prospective teachers, who are one of the most important parts of education, have low occupational anxiety towards this profession. But prospective teacher’s emotions and perceptions are changing so rapidly due to recent developments in technology as well as changes in social and economic structures of the societies. In that reason, teacher certificate program students’ occupational anxiety is very important. This research in general aims to determine the relationship between teacher candidates’ occupational anxiety levels who are taking teacher certificate. This qualitative study used a descriptive survey model of data collection. Participants responded to a survey developed by the researchers and findings were presented descriptively. 500 teacher candidates participated in this study. The participants were enrolled in the teacher certificate program at the Faculty of Education at Ondokuz Mayıs University in the 2015-2016 academic years. The “Occupational Anxiety Scale for Prospective Teachers” was used as the data collection tools. For independent groups along with the descriptive statistics, inferential statistics like t-test, one way anova and scheffe test were used. The study illustrated that male students’ occupational anxiety scores are higher than female students. The students’ occupational anxieties that perceive as inadequate socio-economic level are higher than others. That this research is carried out only in Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Education is a limitation about generalization of results. In the future, it will be more useful to carry out similar research on larger sample groups which involve pedagogical formations programs in different universities.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Participatory Educational Research (PER)
  • Yıl : 2017
  • Cilt : 4
  • ISSN : 2148-6123
  • Sayı : 2
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 65-72
  • IO Kayıt No : 71421
  • Yayıncı : Amasya Üniversitesi