Yeliz Yazici, Alev Erenler


Education is a systematic approach carried throughout a defined period of time. Throughout this process, it is aimed to teach, learn and exchange knowledge and abilities in certain places supplied with required equipment. In this general definition of education, it can be said that there has been a lot of changes and evolution in education as in every concept of the process. The main elements in these changes seems technological developments and it effects not only school conception but also education itself. This study aims to investigate and define the perceptions of the students towards education. The participants have been selected randomly from different levels and along with the demographic factors the related analysis has been carried in SPSS program. Along with a questionnaire, the participants are also asked to make their own definition of ‘education’. Education is handled as not a learning teaching process only, but as a social place where some behaviors are acquired along with the knowledge. At this point the relation between big five personality factors and positive support factors are evaluated in the concept of the study. The findings are evaluated according to the related literature and the gathered data is analyzed in SPSS program. The reliability analysis show that the questionnaire is highly reliable (Cronbach-alpha=.879). The collected data are applied to MANOVA and correlation tests along with the descriptive analysis.

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