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Social Anxiety among Candidate Teachers1

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Author(s): Taşkın YILDIRIM | Yüksel ÇIRAK | Necdet KONAN

Journal: Inonu University Journal of the Faculty of Education
ISSN 1300-2899

Volume: 12;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 85;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Social anxiety | candidate teacher | type of instruction | college of education

ABSTRACT
It was aimed to examine the social-anxiety levels of the candidate teachers (freshmen and seniors fromteaching programs at college of education) who will take the responsibility of raising the future generations interms of some variable including gender, class, type of instruction (day or evening), and department/program.The study was designed as a descriptive survey model. The study was conducted on the freshmen and seniorsattending teaching programs/departments of college of education at İnönü University during the springsemester of 2008–2009. The data were collected using Social Introversion subscale of the MinnesotaMultiphasic Personality Inventory. It was found in the study that female candidate teachers had higher socialanxiety levels than male cand , idate teachers, that freshmen had higher social anxiety levels thanseniors, and that no significant difference was found in terms of type of instruction, and department/programvariables
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