THE MEASUREMENT OF CURIOSITY OF TEACHER CANDIDATES: A STUDY BASED ON BREADTH AND DEPTH OF INTEREST
The aim of this study was to investigate curiosity styles of teacher candidates. A total of 250 teacher candidates –classroom/physical education and sports- volunteered for the study. In the study Turkish version of Erwin’s (1998) two-factor curiosity scale was used as data gathering tool. In the evaluation of data first reliability and normality analyses were made. And MANOVA was used as hypothesis test at the %95 confidence level. This study showed that classroom teacher candidates' breadth of interest curiosity score was significantly higher in comparison with physical education and sport teacher candidates.
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