THE MEASUREMENT OF CURIOSITY OF TEACHER CANDIDATES: A STUDY BASED ON BREADTH AND DEPTH OF INTEREST


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Aktas N., Ustun U. D.

ADVANCED EDUCATION, no.7, pp.33-36, 2017 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.20535/2410-8286.92520
  • Journal Name: ADVANCED EDUCATION
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-36
  • Keywords: Curiosity, Breadth, and Depth of interest, Education, Teacher Candidates
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate curiosity styles of teacher candidates. A total of 250 teacher candidates - classroom/physical education and sports- volunteered for the study. In the study Turkish version of Erwin's (1998) two-factor curiosity scale was used as data gathering tool. In the evaluation of data first reliability and normality analyses were made. And MANOVA was used as hypothesis test at the %95 confidence level. This study showed that classroom teacher candidates' breadth of interest curiosity score was significantly higher in comparison with physical education and sport teacher candidates.