The aim of this study is to determine metaphorical perceptions of Computer Programming students of Computer Programming apllications. Study group includes students of Computer Programming Departments of Karakoçan Vocational College of Fırat University and Develi Hüseyin Şahin Vocational College of Kayseri University in 2018-2019 academic year. Phenomenological research design was used in the study. Easy accessible case sampling method was used to select the study group. Volunteer students participated the study and of the 108 students, 30 were female and 78 were male. Data of the study were collected through the use of the prompt “Computer Programming Applications are like…………..because………….”. Content analysis was used to analyze the data. Two categories were identified based on positive and negative metaphorical images to ward the concept of computer programming applications. Positivemet phorical images can be listed as follows: Computer Programming Applications develop creativity, the systematic, holistic and relative, they have continuous and permanent structure, the entertaining, they provide diversity, practice and build communication with technological world while negative metaphorical images are mentioned as follows; Computer Technological Applications are difficult, impossible to apply and annoying.
Computer Programming, Metaphor, Software, Content Analysis