Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(3), pp. 357 - 365
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050308
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The Relationship between Perceived School Climate and the Adolescents' Adherence to Humanitarian Values


Muhammed Turhan 1,*, Tülin Akgül 2
1 Faculty of Education, Firat University, Turkey
2 Mehmet Akif Ersoy Primary School, Turkey

ABSTRACT

This study investigates the relationship between students' perception of school climate and their adherence to humanitarian values. To this end, the study group consisted of 1094 students in 21 secondary schools in Elazığ province of Turkey. The "School Climate Scale," developed by Çalık and Kurt [1], and the "Humanitarian Values Scale," developed by Dilmaç [2], were used to collect data. The findings of the study indicated that female students have a higher level of adherence to humanitarian values. In addition, it was found that school activities towards values education have a significant effect on adherence to humanitarian values. It was concluded that teacher support, success orientation and safe learning environment-positive peer interactions, which are important components of positive school climate, positively affect adolescents' adherence to humanitarian values. In parallel with these findings, some recommendations were made, which can be applied to the building school environment for practitioners.

KEYWORDS
School Climate, Humanitarian Values, Adolescent

Cite this paper
Muhammed Turhan , Tülin Akgül . "The Relationship between Perceived School Climate and the Adolescents' Adherence to Humanitarian Values." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.3 (2017) 357 - 365. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050308.