The Supervisory Relationship Experiences of Turkish First-Time and Advanced Supervisees

Meydan B. , Kocyigit M.

QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN EDUCATION, cilt.8, ss.89-121, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.17583/qre.2019.3942
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.89-121


The aim of this study was to examine Turkish first-time and advanced supervisees supervisory relationship experiences. A phenomenological design was preferred for examining whether undergraduate- and graduate-level supervisees supervisory relationship experiences according to their professional developmental levels. The participants consisted of 27 supervisees enrolled in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs in Counseling and Guidance at a public university in western Turkey. A semi-structured interview form was used to collect data. The results of content analysis demonstrated that according to first-time and advanced supervisees, the unchanged but definitive constructs of the supervisory relationship were supervisors facilitative and prescriptive interventions, sincere and nonjudgmental characteristics, constructive feedbacks; supervisees self-disclosure within supervision, anxiety in the early stages of the relationship and calmness in the further stages of the relationship, development of self-awareness and professional kills. The study findings were discussed and some implications are suggested.