Author(s): Murat SADIKO?LU, Gamze HAST├ťRK, O?uzhan POLAT
This study was carried out to determine the levels of pre-service science teachers' anxiety levels towards the teaching profession. It was examined whether the pre-service teachers’ occupational anxiety levels differed significantly according to gender, class level, the presence of teacher in the family, the status of following KPSS course and academic achievement variables. For data collection, the “Occupational Anxiety Scale for Pre-Service Teachers" developed by Cab? and Yalç?nalp (2013) and ‘Personal Information Form’ developed by the researcher were used. 426 pre-service teachers studying in the science education programs of Amasya University and Gaziosmanpa?a University participated in the study. The study was designed and conducted in literature review in quantitative study. The data were analyzed by SPSS 22.0 package program. The results of the study showed that pre-service teachers’ total occupational anxiety levels were low, socio-economic anxiety levels were moderate, and appointment related anxiety levels were high. The results of the study revealed that the occupational anxiety levels differed significantly according to gender and academic achievement variables.