THE COMPARISON OF VALUE TRENDS WITH LIFE SATISFACTION LEVEL OF TEACHER CANDIDATES
As is known, a satisfied and successful teacher is a good model for students and plays an effective role on their success. According to experts, life satisfaction is one of the basic elements that people need to have in order to be happy in their lives and to make sense of their lives. It is argued that the individual is reached life satisfaction, when their criteria, their values and expectations are matched with their life. It can be said that the value orientations influence the satisfaction of life, happiness and therefore success. From this viewpoint this study is "aimed to compare teacher candidates’ value trends with the levels of their life satisfaction." This study is conducted by the screening model and the "Value Scale" developed by Dilmaç, Arıcak and Cesur (2014), and the "Life Satisfaction Scale" Developed by Diener, Emmons, Larsen and Griffin (1985) adapted to Turkish by Dağlı & Baysal (2016) was used in the data collection process. Arithmetic mean, frequency and percentage values, Pearson Correlation and simple regression analysis were used in the analysis of the data. As a result; there is a relationship between the value orientations of teacher candidates and their life satisfaction at a low level both in the positive and the negative direction. However, in general, value orientations have been found to affect life satisfaction positively (the rate of 2%) and significantly.
Value Orientations, Life Satisfaction, Happiness, Success