TEACHERS? HOPELESSNESS LEVEL

Abstract

Author(s): Hatice VATANSEVER BAYRAKTAR

The aim of this study is to investigate the level of hopelessness of teachers working in primary, secondary and high schoolsand to determine whether there is a significantdifference in terms of some demographicc haracteristics. Thes creening model wasused in the study. The study population consists of teachers who work in Küçükçekmece, Ba?c?lar, Avc?lar and Esenyurt districts. Thesample of the study is composed of 297 teachers selected by the appropriate/random sampling method in Küçükçekmece, Ba?c?lar, Avc?lar and Esenyurt districts. “Personal Information Form” which is created by the researchers and “Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS)”were used as data collection tools.According to the results of the data analysis, there was a slight despair in the general hopelessness of teachers; in the sub -dimension of motivation loss, in the sub -dimension of hope, in the sub -dimension of feelings related to the futureand in the sub -dimension of expectations there was not a complete despair. The hopelessness levels of the teachers show a significantdifference according to the education level variable in the sub -dimension of the Beck Hopelessness Scale. This significant difference is between the teachers of the primary school and the teachers working in the high school. It can be said that the primary school teachersare more hopeful than the teachers working in high school. The levels of hopelessness of teachers do not show a significant differenceaccording to gender, educational status, age, professionalseniority, seniority in the school and branch variables.

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