The relationship between vocational maturity and hopelessness among female and male twelfth grade students

Akbulut, Nur
The main purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between vocational maturity and hopelessness among female and male twelfth grade students. The sample of the present study was composed of 523 (341 female, 182 male) twelfth grade students attending four high schools in Ankara and in ızmir. The data were gathered using the Vocational Maturity Scale, the Beck Hopelessness Scale and a demographic information form. The overall mean and standard deviation were 145.68 and 18.44 for vocational maturity scale; 5.41 and 5.18 for hopelessness scale of 523 twelfth grade students. It was found that there was a negatively significant correlation between the hopelessness and vocational maturity. Moreover, findings related to correlation between vocational maturity and hopelessness seperately in female and male students also indicated that there were negatively significant correlations between vocational maturity and hopelessness in females and males.


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Citation Formats
N. Akbulut, “The relationship between vocational maturity and hopelessness among female and male twelfth grade students,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2010.