Values of Counselor Trainees: the Effects of Gender and Grade Level

Oğuz Duran N., Yüksel A.

NEW EDUCATIONAL REVIEW, vol.19, pp.284-296, 2009 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.284-296
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


In the present cross-sectional study, counselor trainees (N=189) enrolled in a Turkish state university were surveyed regarding their values. Data was collected by using Profile Values Questionnaire developed by Schwartz. The results of two separate MANOVA revealed significant gender differences for value types among counselor trainees, indicating that females are more likely to espouse benevolence, universalism, and hedonism values, and males are more likely to espouse power values. In addition, there were significant differences between first and last year trainees in terms conformity and hedonism values. First year trainees attributed greater importance to conservation values than did fourth year counselor trainees.