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THE STUDENTS` PERCEPTIONS ABOUT THEIR FIELD AT SCHOOL OF VOCATIONAL SCIENCES

AUTHOR/S: H. KAHVECIOGLU, O. YILDIRIM
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2010

10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2010, www.sgem.org, SGEM2010 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 20-26, 2010, Vol. 2, 1133-1136 pp

ABSTRACT

As it is well-known, students’ vocational choice and students’ personally types are very
important regarding of the effectiveness of academic programs. This research aims at
clarifying the relation between students’ personality types and their choices by using
students’ perceptions. The research has been conducted on 352 students attending at
School of Vocational Studies. According to the research findings, there are strong
relationships between students’ personality types and their choices.

Based on The Five Factor Model, Inventory is an evaluation tool which is improved
according to the Turkish culture. Validity and reliability analysis (dimensional self
consistency cofactors vary between 0,71 and 0,88; test repeat cofactors vary between
0,83 and 0,91) show that inventory consists strong psychometric features. The results
obtained from inventory were evaluated by using raw points and not norm points. In the
short version of the Inventory only the five dimensions (openness for experience,
responsibility consciousness, being extrovert, compatibleness, emotional balance) of the
character are evaluated using total 25 attributes. The answers for the attitudes are
classified in Likert scale 5. If the answers are totally suitable the grade given is 5, if
totally not suitable the grade given is 1.

Keywords: Students’ Perceptions, Five Factor Model, Students’Choices, Personality Types