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ERIC Number: ED543449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2161-6248
Investigating the Prospective Teachers' Level of Adjustment in Terms of Perceived Identity, Values, and Needs
Erdogdu, M. Yuksel
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B v3 n5 p283-295 May 2013
The main purpose of this study is to investigate the prospective teachers' level of adjustment in terms of perceived identity, values, and needs. The searching group includes a total of 273 prospective teachers, 178 of whom are females, and 95 of whom are males. They are either working as paid teachers in the state schools within the boundaries of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality or they are attending KPSS (Public Personnel Selection Examination) courses. All of them volunteered to participate in the study. The Hacettepe Personality Inventory and questionnaire developed by the researcher were administered to the participants. T-test and one-way ANOVA (analysis of variance) were used to analyze the data obtained. Those who perceive themselves as having the "foreclosed identity status" and "diffused identity status" have a more intense personal and social maladjustment. It is observed that those with spiritual values experience a more intense personal maladjustment compared than those with power values. More intense adjustment problems are observed in prospective teachers with high needs for status and prestige with high needs for love and to be loved by other people. Teachers are the keystones of education and learning. Therefore, they need to solve their adjustment problems so that they can raise healthy and quality generations. (Contains 7 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Istanbul)