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FEN EDEBİYAT FAKÜLTESİPSİKOLOJİ BÖLÜMÜ


Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Yonca Toker

 

yonca toker

 

İletişim Bilgileri

Ofis: B46

Telefon: +90 312 210 5967

E-posta: ytoker@metu.edu.tr

Biyografi

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010.

M.S., Middle East Technical University, 2003.

B.S., Middle East Technical University, 2000.

Araştırma Alanları

Vocational choice: The career choice and vocational development of individuals in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. Developing vocational interest assessments by taking account of occupational theories and databases.

 

Personality: Development and validation of up-to-date personality assessments (self-report and implicit) to predict educational and work outcomes.

 

Sexual harassment at the workplace: Workplace sexual harassment perceptions in the Turkish context and the factors predicting perceptions of and responses to sexual harassment.

Seçilmiş Yayınlar

Acikgoz, Y., & Toker, Y. (in press). Integrating occupational complexity levels to interest assessments in social and enterprising areas: Development of the Vertical Social Interest Scale. Journal of Career Assessment.

 

Toker, Y., & Gültaş, M. (in press). STEM Interest Complexity Inventory Sort Form with IRT and DIF applications. Journal of Career Assessment.

 

Mete, İ., & Toker, Y. (2017). Relative importance of college success predictors: Fluid intelligence, crystallized intelligence, and grit. Proceeding of the 3rd International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’17), pp. 1246-1254, Valencia, Spain. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/HEAd17.2017.5568

 

Toker, Y. (2017). Karmaşık FTMM alanlarına ilgilerin öncül değişkenler ve mesleki uyum ölçütleri arasında aracı rolü. Ankara Üniversitesi Dil ve Tarih-Coğrafya Fakültesi Dergisi, 57(2), 1102-1125. [The mediating role of interests toward complex STEM areas between antecedents and vocational fit criteria]. DOI: 10.1501/Dtcfder_0000001553

 

Dönmez, S., & Toker, Y. (2017). Construction of the Likert-type Transformational Leadership Scale. Ankara Üniversitesi Dil ve Tarih-Coğrafya Fakültesi Dergisi, 57(2), 753-775. DOI: 10.1501/Dtcfder_0000001537

 

Toker, Y. (2016). Perception differences in ambiguous forms of workplace sexual harassment: A comparison between US and Turkey. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary Applied, 150(5), 625-643. DOI: 10.1080/00223980.2016.1154810

 

Toker, Y. (2016). İşyerlerinde cinsel taciz: Kapsamı, öncülleri, sonuçları, kurumsal baş etme yöntemleri. Türk Psikoloji Yazıları, 19(38), 1-19. [Workplace sexual harassment: Scope, antecedents, consequences, and organizational coping mechanisms. Turkish Psychological Articles].

 

Ok, A.B., & Toker, Y. (2016). Saldırganlığın örtük ve açık benlik yansımalarının değerlendirilmesi. Türk Psikoloji Yazıları, 19(Özel Sayı), 32-46. [An evaluation of implicit and explicit selves of aggression. Turkish Psychological Articles].

 

Kim, Y. M., & Toker, Y. (2014). Emotion regulation as a pathway through which personality affects psychological well-being: A preliminary study in Korea and the United States. Korean Journal of the Science of Emotion and Sensibility, 17(1), 63-70.

 

Toker, Y. (2013, November). Interests towards symbolic activities in STEM areas: Gender Differences. Proceeding of the 1st International Job and Vocational Counseling Congress, Ankara, Turkey, pages 103-110. [Fen-bilimleri, teknoloji, mühendislik ve matematik (FTMM) alanlarında sembol içeren aktivitelere ilgiler: Kadın-erkek farkları. I. Uluslararası İş ve Meslek Danışmanlığı Kongresi, 103-110.]

 

Toker, Y., & Ackerman, P. L. (2012). Utilizing occupational complexity levels in vocational interest assessments: Assessing interests for STEM areas. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 80(2), 524-544.

 

Toker, Y. & Sümer, H. C. (2010). Workplace sexual harassment perceptions in the Turkish context and the role of individual differences. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 59(4), 616-646.

Sunumlar

 

Ok, A. B., & Toker, Y. (2018, April). When is the retired more satisfied? A multilevel analysis across 43 countries. Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of SIOP, Chicago, IL.

 

Toker, Y. (2018, April). Vocational Interests toward complex occupations make a difference in STEM work life. Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of SIOP, Chicago, IL.

 

Ağca, H., & Toker, Y. (2017, July). Individual and organizational predictors of perceiving workplace behaviors as counterproductive. Poster presentation at the European Congress of Psychology, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

 

Dönmez, S., & Toker, Y. (2017, July). Developing a Likert-type measure to assess transformational and transactional leadership styles in Turkey. Poster presentation at the European Congress of Psychology, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

 

Gültas, M., & Toker, Y. (2017, July). Implicit and explicit achievement motivation differentially predict STEM criteria. Poster presentation at the European Congress of Psychology, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

 

Demiran, A., Toker, Y., & Sümer, H. C. (2017, May). Implicit assessment of transformational leadership via conditional reasoning. Oral presentation at Annual Conference of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Dublin, Ireland.

 

Gültaş, M., & Toker, Y. (2017, May). Situational strength as a moderator of the personality-performance association in teaching assistants. Poster presentation at Annual Conference of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Dublin, Ireland.

 

Gültaş, M., Toker, Y., Sümer, H. C., & Sümer, N. (2017, April). Item Response Theory analyses of the Big Five Inventory. Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of SIOP, Orlando, FL.

 

Mete, İ., & Toker, Y. (2016, April). Predicting college and graduate school success from tests of fluid intelligence, knowledge, and grit. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.

 

Toker, Y., & Gültaş, M. (2016, April). An Item Response Theory application to shorten and validate the STEM Interest Complexity Measure. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.

 

Acikgoz, Y., & Toker, Y. (2016, April). Development of the Social Interest Complexity Scale. Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of SIOP, Anaheim, CA.

 

Demircioglu, E., & Toker, Y. (2016, May). Leader satisfaction: A newly constructed scale. Poster presentation at the 28th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

 

Gökalp, A., & Toker, Y. (2016, May). Assessment of academic crafting and associations with personality. Poster presentation at the 28th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

 

Toker, Y. (2015, July). Gender differences on STEM Interest Complexity and STEM career intentions. Oral presentation at the European Congress of Psychology, Milan, Italy.

 

Gültaş, M., & Toker, Y. (2015, July). Work Discipline Compound Personality Scale development for predicting task performance. Oral presentation at the European Congress of Psychology, Milan, Italy.

 

Toker, Y. (2014, April). Explaining occupational fit indices with the STEM interest complexity scale developed based on occupational databases [Meslek/iş veri-tabanları temelli geliştirilenfen-mühendislik ilgi envanterinin mesleki uyum ölçütlerini açıklayıcı rolü]. Oral presentation at the 18th National Congress of Psychology, Bursa, Turkey.

 

Girit, D., Bilgiç, R., & Toker, Y. (2014, April). A comparison of home-office workers and commuters in terms of situational strength, personality, job attitudes, and job performance. Poster presented at the 18th National Psychology Congress, Bursa, Turkey.

 

Toker, Y. (2013, November). Interests towards symbolic activities in STEM areas: Gender Differences. Oral presentation at the 1st International Job and Vocational Counseling Congress, Ankara, Turkey.

 

Solmazer, G., Toker, Y., & Sümer, H. C. (2013, July). Reactions to performance feedback and source: The moderating effect of individualism/collectivism and power distance. Poster presented at the European Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Toker, Y. (2011). Predicting sexual harassment responses from harassment forms and harasser stereotypes. Poster presentation at Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington DC.

 

Toker, Y. & Ackerman, P. L. (2011, July). A trait complex approach to studying individual differences and STEM vocational criteria. Oral presentation at the European Congress of Psychology, Istanbul.

 

Kim, M. Y., Lee, H. J., Toker, Y., & James, L. R. (2011, April). Introducing the revised Implicit Achievement-Motive Assessment, CRT-RMS. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of SIOP, Chicago, IL.

 

Toker, Y. & Ackerman, P. L. (2010, May). Considering occupational complexity in vocational interest assessments: A new interest assessment for STEM areas. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

 

Lee, H. J., Kim, M. Y., Toker, Y., Chang, J. Y., Shin, K. H., Cha, K. H., & James, L. R. (2010, April). The cross-cultural generalizability of the CRT-RMS to Korean samples. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

 

Toker, Y. & Ok, A. B. (2010, May). Validation of the CRT-RMS in the Turkish sample. In James, L., & Lee, H. J. (Chairs), Introducing Conditional Reasoning Test-Relative Motive Strength. Symposium presentation at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

 

Toker, Y. & Sümer, H. C. (2009, April). Emic and etic aspects of sexual harassment perceptions in Turkey. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

 

MacCann, C., Toker, Y., & Roberts, R. D. (2009, April). Identifying the major facets of conscientiousness in high school students: Do these facets relate to valued educational outcomes. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

 

Oh, I., Toker, Y., Ferreter, J., Whitman, D., McKinniss, T., Casillas, A., & Robbins, S. (2008, April). Development of the WorkKeys Talent Assessment scales and indices. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

 

Toker, Y. & Sümer, H. C. (2004, September). Sexual harassment perceptions of women employees in Turkey: Culture-specific dimensions of perceptions. Paper presented at the 13th National Psychology Conference, Dolapdere Campus, Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

Toker, Y. & Sümer, H. C. (2004, September). The role of stereotypes towards sexual harassers on perceiving sexual harassment. Paper presented at the 13th National Psychology Conference, Dolapdere Campus, Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

Toker, Y. & Sümer, H. C. (2004, September). Effects of individual differences factors on sexual harassment perceptions. Poster presented at the 13th National Psychology Conference, Dolapdere Campus, Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Proje ve Burslar

Fonlanan Projeler

 

TÜBİTAK 3501. Sosyal/Girişimci Mesleki Alanlara İlgilerin Ölçümünde Karmaşıklık Düzeylerinin Entegrasyonu: İnsanlarla Etkileşim ve Sözel Veri İşleme Karmaşıklık Düzeylerine İlgi Ölçeklerinin Öğrenci ve Çalışan Örneklemlerinde İncelenmesi. Proje No: 117K364. Görevi: Yürütücü. Tarihler: 1 Ekim 2017- devam etmekte. [3501 Grant by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey for the project “Integrating Occupational Complexity Levels in the Assessment of Social/Enterprising Area Interests: Investigation of the People Interaction and Verbal Data Processing Complexity Scales in Student and Employed Samples” 2017-2020.]

 

ODTÜ Bilimsel Araştırma Projesi. FTMM Mesleki Karmaşıklığa İlgi Envanterinin Çalışan Örnekleminde Geçerliği. Ocak - Aralık 2017. [METU Scientific Research Project Fund for the project "Validating the STEM Interest Complexity Measure in Employed Samples." January-December 2017.]

 

TÜBİTAK 3001. Fen Bilimleri, Teknoloji, Mühendislik Ve Matematik Alanlarında Mesleki Karmasıklık Düzeyine Ilgi Envanterinin Türk Örnekleminde Geçerligi Ve Madde Tepki Kuramı Ile Incelenmesi. Proje No: 114K034. Görevi: Yürütücü. Tarihler: 1 Ağustos 2014-1 Temmuz 2016. [3001 Grant by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey for the project “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Interest Complexity Scale Validation in the Turkish Context and Examination with Item Response Theory” August 2014-July 2016.]

 

ODTÜ Bilimsel Araştırma Projesi. Akademik Başarıyı Etkileyen Bireysel Farklılıklar. Ocak-Aralık 2015. [METU Scientific Research Project Fund for the project “Individual Differences Predicting Academic Success” January-December 2015.]

 

Devam Eden Projeler

Relative predictive powers of knowledge-based and fluid intelligence based assessments in undergraduate and graduate university admissions. In collaboration with İpek Mete.

 

Development of Conditional Reasoning Tests for the assessment of the Dark Triad. In collaboration with Dr. Savaş Ceylan at Hacettepe University.

 

Güncel ve Eski Lisansüstü Öğrencileri

Gökalp, Aysu (ongoing doctoral dissertation). Associations between Dark Triad Personality Traits and Emotional Labor: Activation and Inhibition Pathways. (Sole advisor)

 

Dinçal, Didem (ongoing master’s thesis). Cultural Factors as Associates of Individual’s Sexual Harassment Perceptions and Coping Preferences. (Sole advisor)

 

Durak, Görkem (ongoing master’s thesis). The Fit between Personality profiles and Work Profiles in Voluntary Work and its Effects on Individual and Organizational Outcomes. (Sole advisor)

 

Düzgün, Meltem (ongoing master’s thesis). Prejudice and Job Satisfaction: How Personality Affects Prejudice toward Women Leaders and Incumbents’ Job Satisfaction. (Sole advisor)

 

El, İsmail (ongoing master’s thesis). The Interactive Effects of Psychological Capital and Social Capital on Healthcare Professionals’ Work Engagement and Burnout: Mediating Role of Social Capital. (Sole advisor)

 

Koç, Yasemin Doğa (ongoing master’s thesis). Cyberslacking: Harmful or Beneficial? (Sole advisor)

 

Koçoğlu, Öykü (ongoing master’s thesis). Moderating Effects of Perceived Situational Strength on the Relationship between the Dark Triad and Counterproductive Work Behaviors. (Sole advisor)

 

Demiran, Ayça (2015, April).  Measurement of Transformational and Transactional Leadership through Conditional Reasoning. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara. (Principal advisor, with Prof. Dr. H. Canan Sümer)

 

Yağcı, Hazal (2015, June). Situational Strength based on Culture as a Moderator of the Personality-Job Performance Relationship. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara. (Sole advisor)

 

Ağca, Hande (2014, September). Individual and Organizational Predictors of Perceiving Workplace Behaviors as Counterproductive. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara. (Sole advisor)

 

Dönmez, Seval (2014, September). Developing a Likert-type Measure to Assess Transformational and Transactional Leadership Styles in Turkey. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara. (Sole advisor)

 

Gültaş, Mehmet (2014, September). Work Discipline Compound Personality Scale Development with Item Response Theory. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara. (Sole advisor)

 

Solmazer, Gaye (2013, September). Reactions to Performance Feedback and Source: The Moderating Effect of Individualism/Collectivism and Power Distance. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara. (Principal advisor, with Prof. Dr. H. Canan Sümer)

 

Geçer, Canan (2014, August). Workload, Negative Affectivity, and Safety Climate as the Presumed Moderators of the Risk Perception-Organizational Outcomes Relationships. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara. (Co-advisor with Prof. Dr. H. Canan Sümer)

 

Girit, Dilara (2013, September). A Comparison of Telecommuting and Workplace Employees in terms of Situational Strength, Personality, Work Attitudes and Performance. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara. (Co-advisor with Prof. Dr. Reyhan Bilgiç).

 

Şahan, Tolga (2013, August). The Effects of Feedback Sign, Achievement Goal Orientation, and Regulatory Focus on Task Performance. Master's Thesis, METU, Ankara. (Co-advisor with Prof. Dr. H. Canan Sümer).

Verilen Dersler

PSY633 Personality at Work: Theories and Assessment

PSY517 Vocational Counseling and Career Guidance

PSY510 Advanced Statistics for Psychology-II

PSY336 Organizational Psychology

PSY335 Industrial Psychology

PSY331 Testing and Measurement in Psychology

PSY100 General Psychology