The investigation of guidance needs of parents of students who are accepted or not accepted to BILSEM

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Turkey

Approval Date: 2014

Thesis Language: Turkish


Supervisor: Nagihan Oğuz Duran


The purpose of this study is to investigate the guidance needs and support sources of parents whose children are accepted or not accepted to Şanlıurfa Science and Art Center (BİLSEM) in identification process of gifted and talented children. With this purpose, a four parts (demographical data, data related to children, support sources, guidance needs and benefitting from guidance services) survey developed by the researcher was carried out to totaly 261 parents whose children are accepted (n=28) or not accepted (n=233) to BİLSEM. According to the socio-demographic findings, most of the participants composed of fathers (56%). More than half of the parents are in the rage of 36-45 ages. Nearly half of them have a degree of university (51%) and a quarter of the participants have degree of lycee (26%). The parents of children accepted to BİLSEM are more educated, they have higher income and have less children than parents of children not accepted to BİLSEM. In terms of the questions related to the benefitted sources and their experiences during the identification process, results indicated that the most benefitted guidance resource for all of the parents is the classroom teacher of their children. More than half of the parents (54%) learned the result via the official web site of BİLSEM. Approximitely half of the parents whose children are accepted to BİLSEM (46%), stated that their children were exposed to behavioral changes both in their families and at school. The findings related to the guidance needs of parents indicated that both the accepted and non accepted students' families reported very limited problems and guidance needs in terms of academic, social, pyschological/emotional topics, and the opportunities provided by the families. The result of four separate ANOVAs conducted to investigate the effects of parents'gender and children' acceptance status to BİLSEM revealed that these two variables do not have significant effects on guidance needs of parents in academic (F=.329, p>.05; F=.179, p>.05), social (F=.287, p>.05; F=2.17, p>.05), pyschologic/emotional (F=2.605, p>.05; F=3.238, p>.05), and opportunities (F=.102, p>.05; F=.112, p>.05) areas. The majority of parents (86%) stated that they did not benefit from counselling and guidance services, since they do not experience these problems (51%), or since they do not prefer to use these services, although they experince some problems (35%). Additionally, to get help from guidance sources outside of school is also very rare among parents. Parents profited from school counselling services or the services of other experts reported the assistance as unsufficient.