The Comparison between the Adjustment Levels and the Academic Control Focuses of Teacher Candidates Themselves
Assoc. Prof. Figen AKÇA, Asst. Prof. Sezgin DEMIR, Asst. Gülçilem SAHIN ÇELIK

Abstract
Focus of control and self monitoring take an important place among many emotional, personal characteristics determining the effectiveness of teachers. The purpose of this research is to compare the adjustment levels of teacher candidates themselves and the academic control focuses between senior class of teacher candidates who are receiving education and the teacher candidates who are receiving pedagogical formation training certificates at Faculties of Education. In this study, 78 teacher candidates who are receiving education in senior classes and 106 teacher candidates who are receiving pedagogical formation training at the same period at Aksaray Faculty of Education constitute the research stuff. For this purpose, Academic Control Focuses Scale and Self Monitoring Scale adapted to Turkish culture have been used. No significant differentiation could be determined in the context of teacher trainee program in terms of academic locus of control.

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