The Relationship between Prospective Teachers’ Thinking Styles and Attitudes towards Teaching Profession

Ceyhun Ozan


The aim of this study is to determine the prospective teachers' thinking styles, attitudes towards teaching profession
and the relationship between thinking styles and attitudes towards teaching profession. Relational survey model was
used in the study. The universe of the study consists of the prospective teachers studying in the Faculty of Theology,
Faculty of Theology and Pedagogical Formation Program of a state university in the fall semester of 2017-2018
academic years. The sample of the study consisted of 1215 prospective teachers who were selected through
convenience sampling method. According to the results of the study, prospective teachers preferred the most
legislative, monarchic, executive, judicial, liberal thinking styles e.g. the hierarchic, conservative, oligarchic and
anarchic thinking styles. Prospective teachers' attitudes towards teaching profession are positive. A significant
positive relationship was found between liberal, external, monarchic, executive, hierarchic, legislative, judicial and
conservative thinking styles and attitudes towards teaching profession. On the other hand, a significant negative
correlation was found between the oligarchic thinking style and the attitude towards teaching profession. The
relationship is moderate in liberal and external thinking styles and low in other thinking styles.

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Journal of Curriculum and Teaching

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