In this research, it is aimed to examine the career goal discrepancies of individuals preparing for the physical course and oral interviews organized by the Police Vocational Training Center and the reasons for their orientation to the police profession through a mixed research approach. The research was carried out with a total of 212 candidates, 137 (64.6%) female and 75 (35.4%) male, who were preparing for the Police Vocational Training Center Examinations (PVTC) in the 27th Term of 2020–2021, in 29 different cities in Turkey. The data in the quantitative part of this study were obtained with the "Personal Information Form" prepared by the researchers and the " Career Goal Discrepancies Scale" consisting of 12 items developed by Creed and Hood (2015) and adapted into Turkish by Yam, Alkın, and Bartur (2020). Qualitative data were obtained with a "semi-structured interview form" prepared by the researchers. As a result of the research, it can be said that certain variables differentiate the career goal discrepancies, and that the participants prefer PVTC interviews instead of the career steps of the department of education, and the reason for this is the difficulty of being appointed in their own department and the desire to work in government positions.
|Publication Date||December 31, 2022|
|Submission Date||June 24, 2022|
|Acceptance Date||November 18, 2022|
|Published in Issue||Year 2022 Volume: 6 Issue: 1|