The aim of this study is to identify to what extend gender, experience, education status and field of study predict the correlation between communication skills and motivation of teachers and reveal the correlation between communication skills and motivation. The target population of the study consists of teachers working in state schools from preschools, primary schools, secondary and high schools in Pamukkale and Merkezefendi which are central districts of Denizli province. 726 teachers were selected from target population using proportional sampling method. Data were collected using “Teacher Communication Skills Scale” developed by Çetinkanat (1997) and “Inventory of Factors Affecting Teacher Motivation” developed by Yıldırım (2006). At the end of the administration, Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient for “Teacher Communication Skills Scale” and “Inventory of Factors Affecting Teacher Motivation” was found 0.93 and 0.97 respectively. Data were analyzed using multiple regression and Pearson correlation coefficient techniques with the help of SPSS for Windows (Statistical Packages for Social Sciences). At the end of the study it was identified that experience is a significant predictor of teachers’ communication skills. It was seen that gender is a significant predictor of teacher motivation. A positive and low-level significant correlation between communication skills and motivation of teachers was identified.
Teacher, communication skills, motivation, prediction, correlation