Volume 1 - Issue 2

April 2012

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A Discussion Of The Mental Health Of Public School Teachers

Gary W. Ballou
Pages: 1-16

This study compared the likelihood of minor psychiatric disorders among teachers with civil servants. Using the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28), the study surveyed 403 teachers and 611 civil servants in a large city in Washington State (USA), with 59.6% of teachers and 62.0% of civil servants responding. Logistic regression analysis revealed that the proportion of teachers with MPD was greater than civil servants. The difference, however, was not statistically significant through multiple logistic regression analysis adjusted for potential confounders. Reduced job satisfaction and lack of leisure time were associated with an increase in MPD among teachers. Among civil servants, longer working hours, reduced life satisfaction, and physical illness were associated with an increase in MPD. Separate analysis for male and female teachers revealed that job dissatisfaction was associated with MPD only in female teachers.

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Level of Reading Strategy Use Among Faculty Of Education Students

Pages: 17-28

The purpose of this research is to determine the level of using the reading strategies by the students who study in the department of Turkish Language and Literature Teaching in Buca Education Faculty. 200 students, who continue study in Dokuz Eylul University Buca Education Faculty in 2011-2012, participated in the research. Translated by Çöğmen from Taraban, Kerr, Rynearsan (2004), MRSS (Meta-Cognitive Reading Strategies Scale) was applied to the students. Reliability coefficient of the scale was obtained as 0,81. For two dimension and whole of the scale of reading comprehension strategies used by the students there is no significant difference between the usage level of MRSS according to their gender, department, level of class and high school graduation of the students on the research. According to the number of books read by each student, a significant difference was obtained.

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The Examination Of The Relationship Between The Preschool Teacher Candidates’ Emotional Intelligence and Empathic Tendency

Hakan Sarıçam İsmail Çelik Medera Halmatov
Pages: 44-56

The aim of this study is the examination of the relationship between the preschool teacher candidates’ emotional intelligence and empathic tendency. This research is a descriptive study; The study group is composed of 90 (28 male, 62 female) university students at the department of preschool teacher who are chosen randomly. The Scale of Emotional Intelligence and The Sacle of Empathic Tendency are used for research. Data of this study is analyzed with t test, Pearson Moment Correlation Analysis and Simple Regresyon Analysis at SPPS 17 package programme for Windows. According to findings, empathic tendency were found to be significantly correlated to emotional intelligence. A significant effect of empathic tendency on emotional intelligence was also detected.

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The Influence Of Social Self-Efficacy And Learned Resourcefulness On Loneliness

Atilgan Erozkan Sabahattin Deniz
Pages: 57-74

The purpose of this study was to determine whether there are significant relationships among social self-efficacy, learned resourcefulness and loneliness. Descriptive method was used in this study. The study group is composed of 473 (247 females, 226 males) randomly selected high school students studying in different high schools in Mugla, Turkey. The data collection tools used in this study included the Social Self-Efficacy Expectation Scale for Adolescents (Bilgin, 1999), Rosenbaum’s Learned Resourcefulness Scale (Rosenbaum, 1980) and University of California Los Angeles Loneliness Scale-R (Russell, Peplau, & Cutrona, 1980). Pearson Product-Moment Correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis were employed. Social self-efficacy and learned resourcefulness were found to be significantly correlated to loneliness. A significant relationship was also found between social self-efficacy and learned resourcefulness. A significant effect of social self-efficacy and learned resourcefulness on loneliness was detected.

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Turkey Become a Citizen without the Other

Yener ÖZEN
Pages: 75-87

Citizenship education in Turkey has been a part of the state-centric modernization project involving the transformation of public and private lives of Turkish citizens. Although there has always been a separate course on civics, citizenship education emerges as a crosscurricular theme in the Turkish educational system which aims at creating a self-sacrificing and patriotic citizen. Besides its particularistic content, however, Turkish citizenship education also involves references to a universal conception of citizenship in line with Turkey\'s aspiration to be a member of the European Union. This paper presents a historical frame and breaking points for citizenship education in Turkey from its foundation to the present. It critically examines paradoxical content of the current citizenship and human rights education curriculum.

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Projective Identification: The Study of Scale Development, Reliability and Validity

Mehmet KAYA Eyüp ÇELİK
Pages: 29-43

The aim of the research is to develop the projective identification scale and to examine the validity and reliability. Research was conducted on 674 adolescents. The results of the exploratory factor analysis demonstrated that the factor loads of 30 items within the 4 factors were above .60, and 58.36% of the total variance was explained. First-order confirmatory factor analysis showed that the model gave good values in terms of goodness to fit values (χ2/df = 3.35, RMSEA = .059, GFI = .96, AGFI = .95, CFI = .92, IFI = .93, NFI = .90, and RFI = .90). Second-order confirmatory factor analysis demonsrated that the model gave good values in terms of all goodness to fit criteria (χ2/df = 1.99, RMSEA = .039, GFI = .98, AGFI = .97, CFI = .97, IFI = .97, NFI = .93, and RFI = .93). The internal consistency coefficient was found to be α= .92 for the entire scale. The internal consistency reliability coefficients related to the scale’s sub-scales were found to be α= .81 for dependence projective identification, α= .78 for power projective identification, α= .95 for sexuality projective identification, and α= .66 for subservience projective identification. All results obtained from this study, in which the psychometric characteristics of the scale tried to be developed within the study were examined, indicate that the scale can be used as a reliable and valid tool to determine the projective identification characteristics of adolescents.

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