Turkish Elementary Teachers’s Value Perceptions: A Sample of Rize

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Karabacak N., Küçük A., Küçük M.

International Journal of Progressive Education, vol.15, no.4, pp.260-279, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


The purpose of this study is to investigate the values of elementary teachers in terms of gender, marital
status, seniority and level of education variables. The study was conducted in accordance with the
relational screening model. The sample of the study consists of 400 elementary teachers, 182 male and
218 female teachers working in public schools in Rize City, located in the north-east part of Turkey.
The data were collected between March-May 2015. The "Schwartz Values Scale" (PBL) developed by
Schwartz and adapted to Turkish by Demirutku was used in the study to reveal the values of
elementary teachers. The participants were asked to mark a single option from 6 options ranging from
"Much Like Me" to "Never Say It to Me" about the scale information and participants' brief portrayal
of how similar they were to themselves. SPSS package program was used for statistical analysis of the
data. Independent groups t-test, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and correlation analyzes were
performed in comparison with the items made in terms of personal characteristics.