PSYCH  Vol.3 No.7 , July 2012
Theoretical Orientations of Turkish Counselor Trainees: The Role of Thinking Styles, Epistemology and Curiosity
ABSTRACT
Counselors vary in personality traits, worldviews, epistemic values, cognitive s, and developmental influences, and these variations in return effect their choice of a guiding theory. This study addresses the variables associated with the theoretical orientations of Turkish psychological counseling students. Participants completed measures of curiosity, thinking s, epistemological beliefs and a questionnaire on their theoretical choices. Three separate discriminant analysis were conducted to understand which variables differentiate between theoretical orientations. Results of the discriminant analysis revealed that conservative and liberal thinking s and absorption dimension of curiosity differentiated between theoretical orientations.

Cite this paper
Demir, I. & Gazioglu, E. (2012). Theoretical Orientations of Turkish Counselor Trainees: The Role of Thinking Styles, Epistemology and Curiosity. Psychology, 3, 527-533. doi: 10.4236/psych.2012.37077.
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