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ERIC Number: EJ1096539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1307-9298
The Investigation of the Level of Self-Directed Learning Readiness According to the Locus of Control and Personality Traits of Preschool Teacher Candidates
Balaban Dagal, Asude; Bayindir, Dilan
International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, v8 n3 p391-402 2016
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between the level of self-directed learning readiness, locus of control and the personality traits of preschool teacher candidates. The survey method was used for this study. The study group consisted of 151 teacher candidates who volunteered to participate in the study from Preschool Education department at Atatürk Faculty of Education, Marmara University. A Demographic Form, Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale, The Big Five Inventory and Locus of Control Scale were used as the data collection tools. The results of the study indicated that there is a significant relationship between the level of self-directed learning readiness, "extraversion" and "conscientiousness" traits of personality and "personal control" subscale of the locus of control. The results could be discussed in terms of training the preschool teacher candidates to improve their self-directed learning readiness levels by considering their personality traits and locus of control
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rotter Internal External Locus of Control Scale; Self Directed Learning Readiness Scale
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A