Values of Honesty and Integrity in Kutadgu Bilig

Akar C., ÖZKAN Ö.

BILIG, no.80, pp.123-145, 2017 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Name: BILIG
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-145
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to examine the couplets in the Kutadgu Bilig written by Yusuf Has Hajib in terms of the values of honesty and integrity from the perspective of values education. The study has been conducted using document analysis and content analysis techniques in accordance with the qualitative research methods. The work has been examined by determining the words on integrity, truthfulness and being honest. It can be said that honesty and integrity are one of the most important issues discussed throughout the work. Based on the findings of this study, it can be said that the Kutadgu Bilig is extremely important for the values education, which has recently gained importance in education policies and it can be easily used in values education.