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ERIC Number: ED499195
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb-1
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 14
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ISSN: N/A
The Investigation of Turkish University Students' Vocational Self-Esteem Levels within Different Academic Departments
Aricak, Osman Tolga
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This research investigated the vocational self-esteem (VSE) of Turkish university students in different fields. This study compared the vocational self-esteem of candidates of different professions. The Vocational Self-Esteem Scale and the Personal Information Questionnaire, developed by Aricak (2001), was administered to 779 students from 13 departments. The students were from different regions of Turkey as well as from other countries. There are statistically significant differences between departments. Although students in the Department of English Language Teaching have the highest VSE, students in the Department of Physics have the lowest VSE. Female students obtained significantly higher VSE scores in comparison to male students. Failed students' VSE scores were lower than that of successful students. The VSE mean of the students who enrolled in their preferred academic department, as a first choice, is higher than that of those students whose departmental preference was ten or lower. The VSE of the students who were satisfied with their course of study was higher than that of those who were not satisfied. (Contains 5 tables.) [This paper was published by California Association for Counseling and Development. ]
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey