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ERIC Number: EJ1000896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 90
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
Metaphors regarding the Concept of Book (near East University Case)
Guneyli, Ahmet; Akintug, Yeliz
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v12 n3 p1784-1790 Sum 2012
The aim of this study is to describe the metaphors of the students, who are in the department of Psychological Counseling and Guidance in Near East University, about the concepts of a "book" and determine their perceptions. Qualitative method was used and 211 students were chosen according to the purposive and convenient case sampling. The data were analyzed through content analysis and 82 different metaphors were found. The most used metaphors were respectively "Human", "Teacher", "Life" and "Tree". According to content analysis, metaphors were classified in 7 groups and books are shown as "information source", "directive and quiding item", "relaxing and entertaining item", "item for personal improvement", "original and different item" and "item that causes stress". Firstly, the reflection of a book as an information source at the highest percentage (38.77%) might be considered positively but the further researches should be done in order to observe how this finding influences the individual's reading attitudes and habits.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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