Opinions of university preparatory school students towards the effects of learning English on their career

Ozturk Z.

Proceedings of the 1st GlobELT Conference on Teaching and Learning English as an Additional Language, Antalya, Türkiye, 16 - 19 Nisan 2015, cilt.199, ss.785-792 identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 199
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.07.612
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Antalya
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.785-792


Career can be defined as the process of education, knowledge, skills, and experience that a person gains lifelong to realize desires, emotions, and aims such earning money, dignity, power, and status in one or many fields. Career can be evaluated twofold; the first being the individual dimension that can be called individual career management. The second dimension is the organization that the individual becomes a part throughout working life. Our research study focuses on the first dimension. This aim of this study is to investigate the opinions of English language preparatory school students from various departments in Gazi University towards the effects of learning English on their future career. The population covers Gazi University School of Foreign Languages students. A 5-point Likert scale with 20 items was used for the research. The questionnaire was applied to a sample which was representative of the population. The data was processed using SPSS 22. The reliability of the evaluation tool was defined using Cronbach Alpha. Construct validity of the questionnaire was insured with confirmatory and factor analyses. The research was limited to Gazi University School of Foreign Languages students enrolled in 2014-2015 academic year. The suggestions were proposed based on research findings of the research. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.