Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1782

Full Length Research Paper

The relationships between students’ attitudes towards social studies and their perceptions of democracy

Sabahattin Ciftci
Necmettin Erbakan University, Faculty of Education, Turkey
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 28 January 2013
  •  Published: 10 February 2013

Abstract

 

Social studies is one of the foundation subjects that takes place in curricula of 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th grades. This subject aims to train good citizens. The concept of democracy is an essential topic for the students to comprehend so as to achieve this aim through this subject. Therefore, it is aimed, in this study, to determine the relationship between students’ attitudes towards social studies subject and their perception of democracy concept. A total of 665 primary 7th grade students participated in the study, 333 of whom were girls and 332 were boys. It was found that there was a positive relationship between the students’ attitudes towards social studies subject and their perception of democracy. In addition, there was no significant difference between students’ attitudes towards social studies subject and their perceptions of democracy concept in terms of their genders.

 

Key words: Attitudes, democracy, social studies

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