Relationship Between Students' Moral Maturity, Democratic Attitude And Target Behaviour Development Levels: A Correlational Study

Author : Yunus Akan -Ramazan Şamil Tatık
Number of pages : 1-20

Abstract

The aim of this study is to evaluate students' democratic attitudes, moral maturity and target behaviour development levels in terms of different variables, to reveal the relationship between their democratic attitudes, moral maturity and target behaviour development levels, and to determine whether their democratic attitudes and target behaviour development levels predict moral maturity together. This study is a relational screening study aimed at determining the relationship between students' democratic attitude, moral maturity and target behaviour development levels. The study group of the research consists of 262 students from 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade levels selected by simple random method studying in two classes. "Moral Maturity Scale", "Democratic Values Scale" and "Target Behaviour Development Scale" were used as the measurement tool. After the research application permission was obtained, one of the researchers went to the classes and distributed the data collection tools to the students on the same day and obtained the data. SPSS package program was utilized for the analyses. According to the findings reached within the scope of this study, a significant difference was determined in the democratic attitude, moral maturity and target behaviour development levels of the students according to the class level variable. In addition, a significant difference was found in students' democratic attitude levels according to the economic status variable. It can be stated that there is a positively oriented and moderately significant relationship between moral maturity and democratic attitude and target behaviour development, while there is a positively oriented and weakly significant relationship between democratic attitude and target behaviour development. It is seen that the relationship between democratic attitude and target behaviour development significantly predicts about 26% of moral maturity in students. In line with the findings reached, some suggestions were presented aimed at practitioners and researchers.

Keywords

moral maturity, democratic attitude, target behaviour, regression

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