Comparison of Teachers and Pre-Service Teachers with Respect to Personality Traits and Career Adaptability

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Eryilmaz A., Kara A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INSTRUCTION, vol.10, no.1, pp.85-100, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.12973/iji.2017.1016a
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-100
  • Keywords: career adaptability, pre-service teachers, teachers, personality traits, personality, ADAPT-ABILITIES SCALE, ETHNIC-GROUPS, EXPLORATION, ADULTHOOD, SATISFACTION, CONCEPTIONS, TRANSITION, BEHAVIOR, CONTEXT, STRESS
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No


The aim of the study is to compare teachers and pre-service teachers in terms of personality traits and career adaptability. The relationships between personality traits and career adaptability are also investigated. A total of 176 pre-service teachers took part in the study, including 90 men and 76 women, and a total of 204 teachers took part in the study, including 98 men and 106 women. The data collected included items from the Big Five Inventory and the Scale of Career Adaptability. The relationship between variables was examined by using independent t-tests for gender differences and multiple regression analysis techniques. According to the results, the level of career adaptability is higher in teachers than in pre-service teachers. Additionally, career exploration and plans were related to certain personality traits. The results of the present study might be used in career counselling, and also teacher profession development.