EXAMINATION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL CAPITAL LEVELS OF TEACHERS – CASE OF ELAZIG PROVINCE, TURKEY

Zülfü Demirtaş, Özkan Küçük

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The purpose of this study is to identify the levels of teacher perceptions on psychological capital and the sub-dimensions with respect to gender, marital status, professional seniority, branch and educational status variables. The study was designed with the relational screening model. The study group consists of a total of 356 teachers working in 21 secondary school institutions in the center of Elazığ. The Psychological Capital scale was used in the study. According to the study results, psychological capital levels of teachers are at; “high level” for the psychological resilience, hope and self-efficacy dimensions, “moderate level” for the optimism dimension. It was observed that psychological capital levels of teachers significantly differ at resilience and hope dimensions for the gender variable; at all dimensions for the marital status variable; at hope and self-efficacy dimensions for the professional seniority. There were no significant differences in teacher opinions for the branch and educational status variables. 

 

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positive psychology, psychological capital, teacher

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