Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2006

Full Length Research Paper

Self-values of pre-school teachers working in Turkish public schools

Ä°lknur Maya
  • Ä°lknur Maya
  • Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Education, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University 17100 Canakkale, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 08 May 2017
  •  Accepted: 30 May 2017
  •  Published: 10 June 2017


This study aims at describing the self-values held by pre-school teachers working in public schools and at determining whether or not those values differ on the basis of seniority, marital status and having children. This research employs a descriptive method. The research population comprised 278 pre-school teachers working in public pre-school education institutions and in public primary education schools. The Rokeach Value Survey was used in the research. The data was analysed using the techniques as mean, standard deviation, t-test, analysis of variance (ANOVA), and Turkey HSD test in order to find the sources of differences. The self-values preferred most by pre-school teachers were “a peaceful world”, “being healthy”, and “national security”. The self-values they considered the least important were “an exciting life”, “a variable life”, and “authority”. Pre-school teachers’ self-values differed significantly on the basis of seniority, marital status, and having children.


Key words: Self-values, values education, pre-school education, pre-school teachers.