Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(5), pp. 1060 - 1068
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060527
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Examination of the Relationship between the Democratic Attitude of Prospective Teachers and Their Communication Skills


Ayşe Mentiş Taş *
Ahmet Keleşoğlu Faculty of Education, Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

In this study, the relationship between the democratic attitude of prospective teachers and their communication skills was examined. It was researched if there is a significant difference between the prospective teachers' democratic attitude and communication skills depending on the factors of gender and subject of license (the area that they specialize in). The research was designed in relational screening model. The population of the study was the prospective teacher students in Necmettin Erbakan University Ahmet Keleşoğlu Faculty of Education. 336 prospective teachers were chosen within this population as the research sample. "Democratic Attitude Scale" and Communication Skills Inventory were used to collect data. Data were analyzed with single factorial MANOVA. It was found that there is a significant positive correlation at a low level between the communication skills and democratic attitude of prospective teachers. It was determined that there is no significant difference depending on gender neither for the scores of democratic attitudes nor for the scores of the communication skills of prospective teachers. It was found that there is a significant difference between communication scores of prospective teachers depending on their subject of license (the area that they specialize). It was found that the subject of license variable has a medium level of correlation on the communication skills of prospective teachers. On the other hand, it was found that subject of the license has no significant correlation on the democratic attitude scores.

KEYWORDS
Democratic Attitude, Communication Skills, Prospective Teacher

Cite this paper
Ayşe Mentiş Taş . "Examination of the Relationship between the Democratic Attitude of Prospective Teachers and Their Communication Skills." Universal Journal of Educational Research 6.5 (2018) 1060 - 1068. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060527.