THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERSONALITY TRAITS AND SOCIAL CAPITAL PERCEPTIONS OF PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS
Keywords:Social capital, Personality traits, Higher education, Prospective teachers, Teacher training
There are a number of psycho-social variables that predict the levels of social capital of pre-service teachers. Social capital, which is in connection with almost all of these psycho-social variables, is associated with personality traits in literary studies. This study aimed to investigate the social capital predictive levels of five-factor personality traits. This research is based on survey data and two Likert type scales were used. 470 pre-service teachers studying in different departments of Necmettin Erbakan University Faculty of Education participated in this research. The relationship between personality traits and social capital components was examined using correlation analysis. The effect of personality traits of the candidates on the perception of social capital was investigated by using structural equation model analysis. It was found that the neuroticism and conscientiousness personality traits of pre-service teachers were not effective on perceptions of social capital. In addition, it was also found that the extraversion, agreeableness and openness to experience personality traits of pre-service teachers have an impact on their perceptions of social capital.
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