Examination on Personality Traits and Life Goals of Teachers

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Kaya Z., Mukba G.

The Online Journal of Counseling and Education (TOJCE), vol.6, no.3, pp.14-33, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


When it is taken into consideration that situations and emotions to which individuals give importance lead them to actions, it can be said that varying personality patterns can be effective upon goals. According to researchers, life goals have been associated with different variables, a lot of factors such as age, gender relationship quality, personality traits, marital status, carrier related factors and occupation. At this study, it has been aimed to investigate the relations between the life goals and personality traits of teachers and it has been questioned whether their life goals differentiate according to a set of variables. Life Goals Scale (LGS) and Quick Big Five Personality Test (QBFPT) were used as measures. When relations between personality traits and life goals of teachers were examined, statistically significant positive correlations were obtained. According to two-way ANOVA tests, it has been concluded that variables like gender and marital status together caused a significant effect on inner goals of teachers, F (1, 186) = 5.04, p = .026, η2 = .026. In terms of scores of extrinsic goals, perception of income and dissatisfaction of occupation variables composed a significant interaction effect as well and these two variables together composed a higher effect F (3, 181) = 3.053, p = .030, η2 = .048.
Keywords: Life goal, big five, gender, marital status, job satisfaction