International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Relationship between Vocational Proficiency and Entrepreneurship according to Girls’ Vocational High School Students’ Perceptions
Ibrahim Cankaya, Murat Basar, Engin Oztürk

The aim of this study is to compare perceptions of girls’ vocational high school students about vocational proficiency and entrepreneurship attendance than not attendence to in-the-job training. This study utilizes relational screening model. The universe of the study consists of the students of Uşak Central Anatolian Vocational and Girls’ Vocational Schools in 2014-15 school year. No sampling was done for the study as the scale was applied to all of the students studying at child development, beauty and haircare, and textile technologies departments. 98 Twelfth graders who have attended to practical training and 70 ninth graders who have not attended have been classified separately. Data has been collected by using two different scales. One of these scales is vocational proficiency scale developed by Bozgeyikli. The other scale used, entrepreneurship scale, is a five level Likert-type scale developed by Yılmaz and Sümbül. It has been found out that there is a significant difference about vocational proficiency perceptions between the students who have attended on - the - job training and those who have not attended. It was revealed that the students who have attended on - the - job training have more positive perceptions towards vocational proficiency than those who have not attended. When compared to the students who have not attended, the students who have attended to on -the - job training had significant difference in their perception of entrepreneurship. The attending students of on -the - job training have a higher tendency towards entrepreneurship with respect to those who have not attended. The students’ opinions also reveal that there is a high and significant relationship between tendency towards entrepreneurship and perception of vocational proficiency.

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