Self-esteem and communication skills as predictors of psychological resilience for Turkish vocational school students

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Özlem TAGAY ; Sibel Karakelle (2014)
  • Publisher: SciencePark Science, Organization and Counseling LTD
  • Journal: Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences (issn: 1305-9076, eissn: 1305-905X)
  • Subject: Psychological resilience | self-esteem | communication skills | vocational school students | Education | L

This study analyzes whether or not communication skills and self-esteem of vocational school students can predict their psychological resilience. The data of the study were collected from a total of 295 vocational school students including 147 female and 148 male in Burdur and Isparta. The study benefited from the Ego Resiliency Scale developed by Block and Kremen (1996) and adapted by Karaırmak (2007), the Communication Skills Evaluation Scale developed by Korkut (1996), and the Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale developed by Morris Rosenberg (1965). The study made use of the standard multiple regression analysis in order to prove the power of the assessment of communication skills and self-esteem to predict psychological levels of resilience of vocational school students. The data were tested on a 0.05 level of significance. This study shows that the assessment of communication skills and self-esteem positively co- relates with the personal strengths of pulling oneself together. The positive self-assessment predicts self- esteem positively and significantly as well. A positive sense of an individual’s about oneself positively co- relates with high self-esteem.
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