A study on the opinions of the students attending the Faculty of Technical Education regarding industrial internship

Okay Ş., ŞAHİN İ.

International Journal of Physical Sciences, vol.5, no.7, pp.1132-1146, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Physical Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1132-1146
  • Keywords: Industrial internship, student satisfaction level, technical education
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study is to determine the opinions of the students regarding industrial internship throughout their university education. The study has been devised as a survey. Sampling has been done among randomly chosen 254 students studying in the machine drawing and construction program at the Faculty of Technical Education (FTE) of five universities. The data collected via questionnaires have been fed into the computer and have been analyzed using a software program called SPSS 15.0 for windows. In the study, to determine the level of discrepancy regarding the opinions of the students according to their gender and whether they have received a job offer from the employer at the end of their internship period, independent groups T-test analysis has been used. Moreover, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) has been used to determine whether there are any significant discrepancies among the satisfaction levels of the students according to the universities they are attending. The findings obtained in the study have revealed that the opinions of the students regarding their industrial internship do not show significant discrepancies according to their genders. However, it can be noted that there is a linear correspondence between the students' satisfaction levels of their internships and job offers. © 2010 Academic Journals.