Research Article
An Analysis of Secondary School Students’ Views Regarding Basic Democratic Values in terms of Several Variables

Serkan Aslan


APA 6th edition
Aslan, S. (2019). An Analysis of Secondary School Students’ Views Regarding Basic Democratic Values in terms of Several Variables. European Journal of Educational Research, 8(2), 491-500. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.8.2.491

Harvard
Aslan S. 2019 'An Analysis of Secondary School Students’ Views Regarding Basic Democratic Values in terms of Several Variables', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 491-500. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.8.2.491

Chicago 16th edition
Aslan, Serkan . "An Analysis of Secondary School Students’ Views Regarding Basic Democratic Values in terms of Several Variables". (2019)European Journal of Educational Research 8, no. 2(2019): 491-500. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.8.2.491

Abstract

This research aims to explore secondary school students’ views regarding basic democratic values in terms of several variables. The research has utilized the cross-sectional survey model, which is one of the descriptive survey models. The population of the research consists of secondary school students studying at schools located within the province of Elazig. The research sample holds a total of 440 secondary school students studying at secondary schools located within the province of Elazig during 2016-2017 academic year. The participants have been selected by stratified sampling method. This research has deployed personal information form and basic democratic values as data collection tools. Descriptive statistics and multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) have been used during data analysis. Research results have suggested that secondary school students have a “high” level of participation regarding basic democratic values scale. While a significant difference has been identified across the dimensions of the basic democratic values in terms of gender, class level, academic achievement and socio-economic levels of the schools, parents’ educational status is free from any significant difference. Based upon the research findings, various recommendations have been provided. Future studies may be conducted on parents’ views regarding basic democratic values. Basic democratic values adopted by the students studying at schools with different socio-economic levels should be sought through observations.

Keywords: Values, democracy, democratic values, pupils


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