In the research, “Questionnaire on Individual Instrument Course Burnout” developed by Girgin, “Questionnaire on Individual Instrument Training habits” developed by Küçükosmanoğlu, Babacan, Babacan and Yüksel, and “Questionnaire on Perceived Family Support for Individual Instrument Course” developed by Girgin were used. Statistical package for social science (SPSS) 21.00 software package was used for data analysis. Since the research data did not show a normal distribution, Mann Whitney U analysis was used for binary variables; and Kruskal Wallis and Spearman Brown’s Rank Correlation analyses were used for variables more than two. Music teacher candidates’ individual instrument burnout scores showed statistically significant difference depending on university and individual instrument variables; their family support scores showed significant difference depending on grade, university, high school and individual instrument variables; and their training habits showed significant difference depending on gender, university and individual instrument variables. A significant negative correlation at a low rate was found between music teacher candidates’ burnout scores and their family support scores. A significant negative and moderate correlation was found between teacher candidates’ burnout scores and their studying habit scores. A significant positive moderate correlation was found between teacher candidates’ family support scores and their training habit scores.
Key words: Burnout, family support, training habits, individual instrument, music teacher candidate.
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