Asia Pacific Education Review

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 59–66

The communicative competences of students and teachers in different levels of education in North Cyprus

  • Çiğdem Hürsen
  • Zehra Özçınar
  • Fezile Özdamlı
  • Hüseyin Uzunboylu


This study was conducted in order to determine the beliefs of students and teachers in different levels of education about their communicative competences. The study group of this research is consisted of 600 secondary school, high school and undergraduate students and 41 of their teachers. In this study, it is observed that not a significant correlation at a considerable degree exists in the communicative competences of students with their teachers, who are from different nationalities, gender and levels. Furthermore, regarding students, educated at different levels, no relation has been observed in their communicative competences with their teachers. Moreover, while students consider their communicative competences with their teachers to be moderately adequate, teachers consider their communicative competences with their students to be adequate in general.


Teacher Student Verbal communication Non-verbal communication Communicative competences 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Çiğdem Hürsen
    • 1
  • Zehra Özçınar
    • 2
  • Fezile Özdamlı
    • 1
  • Hüseyin Uzunboylu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Education and Instructional TechnologyNear East UniversityNorth CyprusTurkey
  2. 2.Atatürk Teacher AcademieNorth CyprusTurkey

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