International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2017, Vol. 13(1) 52-63

The Relationship between Individual Innovativeness and Psychological Well-Being: The Example of Turkish Counselor Trainees

Fatma Ebru Ikiz & Esra Asici

pp. 52 - 63   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2017.004

Published online: February 01, 2017  |   Number of Views: 244  |  Number of Download: 549


Abstract

In this study, we handled psychological well-being (PWB) and individual innovativeness (IND-INO) as personality qualities which an effective counselor needs to possess to meet the expectancies of clients in new era. Moreover, we tried to figure out (1) the similarities between counseling process and innovativeness process and (2) the congruency between PWB and IND-INO aspects. Predictive associational survey model were administrated to 655 counselor trainees. IND-INO Scale, PWB Scale and a questionnaire were conducted online. Data analyses were made by Pearson correlation coefficients and multiple linear regression techniques. Results showed innovativeness categories of counselor trainees that they were mostly early majority and early adapters. Significant positive correlations were found between PWB levels and IND-INO levels of counselor trainees. Multiple linear regression results showed that IND-INO characteristics explain 69% of the total variance of PWB as a whole.

Keywords: Psychological well-being, Individual innovativeness, Innovativeness, counseling, congruence


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Ikiz, F.E. & Asici, E. (2017). The Relationship between Individual Innovativeness and Psychological Well-Being: The Example of Turkish Counselor Trainees. International Journal of Progressive Education, 13(1), 52-63.

Harvard
Ikiz, F. and Asici, E. (2017). The Relationship between Individual Innovativeness and Psychological Well-Being: The Example of Turkish Counselor Trainees. International Journal of Progressive Education, 13(1), pp. 52-63.

Chicago 16th edition
Ikiz, Fatma Ebru and Esra Asici (2017). "The Relationship between Individual Innovativeness and Psychological Well-Being: The Example of Turkish Counselor Trainees". International Journal of Progressive Education 13 (1):52-63.