THE EFFECTS OF CHOICE THEORY TRAINING ON INTERNAL MOTIVATION AND COPING BEHAVIORS OF MANAGERIAL STAFF
 
Ozbay, Y. and Osman, G.H., Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey
 
The aim of the study is to examine the effects of choice theory training on internal motivation of managerial staff. The choice theory asserts, as parallel to reality therapy, that human being is internally motivated and basic motive to behave driven from internal sources. Concerning Turkish population, externally driven forces are said to be culturally encouraged and reinforced. This study will use the choice theory training in such context to examine this relationship. Another aim of the study is to investigate the effects of internal motivation on coping behaviors. This study is conducted on 60 Ss working in governmental offices as managerial staff. Experimental design was chosen to search the training effect of choice theory. Pre- and post-measures were obtained for internal motivation (WOFO) and coping behaviors (COPE). The results revealed that choice theory training is highly effective on internal motivation and on active form of coping, in general. Data analysis in detail and other supportive investigations are still in progress, and will be ready for the conference.