The Investigation of Turkish Pre service Teacher s Resilience Levels In Terms of Certain Variables


3rd WORLD CONFERENCE ON LEARNING, TEACHING AND EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP, Brüksel, Belgium, 25 - 28 October 2012, vol.93, pp.2053-2057 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 93
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.10.164
  • City: Brüksel
  • Country: Belgium
  • Page Numbers: pp.2053-2057
  • Keywords: Positive psychology, resilience, pre-service teacher, ADOLESCENTS, RISK
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Positive psychology is a current approach used for understanding people's psychology, focusing on their positive features. Resilience is one of the central concepts of positive psychology. Resilience, for instance, enables people experiencing a negative situation to battle against it. In this study, resilience was investigated in terms of gender, family type, and perceived maternal and paternal attitudes. Participants of the study were 735 sophomore and junior students attending the Faculty of Education at Kastamonu University during the 2010-2011 academic year. The resilience levels of the students were determined by the "Connor and Davidson Resilience Scale", developed by Connor and Davidson (2003) and adapted to Turkish by Karairmak (2010). For determining the differences, the One-Way ANOVA and Independent Sample t-test methods were utilized. In cases where differences were detected between the groups, the post hoc Tukey test was used in order to locate the source of difference. The level of significant difference between groups was set at .05. According to the findings of the study, while the university students' resilience levels differed according to gender and maternal attitudes (p<.05), they did not change in terms of family type and paternal attitudes (p>.05). (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.