This study aims to examine whether the career adaptation score averages of 1st and 4th-year students studying in different departments of the Faculty of Education differ significantly from the average scores of interest, control, curiosity, and confidence sub-scales aimed at measuring the sources of adaptation compared to the emotional intelligence score averages. Research is a descriptive study in the relational screening model. Of the 418 students in the research group, 314 were girls and 104 were boys. In this study, Personal Information Form created by the researcher to collect the data, the "International Career Adapt-Abilities Scale" developed by Savickas and Profeli (2012) and the Emotional Intelligence Assessment Scale developed by Hall (1999) were used. As a result of the research, it was found that the difference between the scores of the interest, control, curiosity, and confidence sub-dimensions aiming to measure the career adaptability and adaptation sources of the students and the average scores of the emotional intelligence level was significant. In determining the groups that cause the difference between the averages to be important, the interest, control, curiosity, confidence, and career adaptation scores of the students with high emotional intelligence levels were higher than the students with medium and low emotional intelligence levels. In addition, it was observed that interest, control, curiosity, confidence, and career adaptation scores were higher in those with medium emotional intelligence levels compared to those with low emotional intelligence levels.
Key words: Career adaptability, Emotional intelligence, College students.
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