The Impact of Cultural Capital on the Communication Skills of Teacher Candidates

Yazgan A. D.

International Journal on New Trends in Education and Their Implications (IJONTE), vol.13, no.1, pp.168-184, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


In this study, the effect of cultural capital on teacher candidates' communication skills is examined.
The study is a quantitative research and is in an ex-post facto model. The study group consists of 594
teacher candidates studying at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University (ÇOMÜ) Faculty of Education.
Cultural Capital Scale developed by Avcı and Yaşar (2014) and Communication Skills Scale for Teaher
Candidates developed by Akkuzu and Akkaya (2014) were used to collect data in the research. In the
analysis of the data obtained in the study, descriptive statistics (frequency, percentage, arithmetic
mean and standard deviation), t-test and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) analysis were used.
According to the findings of the research, the cultural capital and communication skill levels of teacher
candidates are high. While the communication skill scores of the teacher candidates differed
significantly according to the gender variable, no significant difference was found according to the
class and department variables. In addition, it was understood that the communication skill levels of
the teacher candidates differ significantly according to the cultural capital groups