COMMUNICATION SKILL LEVELS IN TURKISH PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS


Yuksel-Sahin F.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, cilt.36, ss.1283-1293, 2008 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 36
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2224/sbp.2008.36.9.1283
  • Dergi Adı: SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1283-1293

Özet

The author of this study tested whether Turkish prospective teachers' levels of communication skill differed significantly according to submissive acts, self-images drawn from social comparisons, and several other personal variables. A total of 274 persons participated in this study. The Communication Skills Assessment Scale (Korkut, 1996), The Submissive Acts Scale (Gilbert & Allan, Turkish version Sahin & Sabin, 1992), The Social Comparison Scale (Gilbert & Allan, Turkish version Sahin & Sabin, 1992) and a personal information form developed by the author were used for data collection. Results showed that individuals with a positive self-image, those who perceived themselves as popular and assertive, those coming from a higher income status, and individuals with perceived democratic parental styles reported higher levels of communication skills. No significant differences were found in prospective teacher's communication skills according to submissive acts.