The Attitude of the Students towards the Value of "Paying Attention to Being Healthy" in 4th Grade Elementary Social Sciences Course

Tahiroglu M., ÇETİN T.

KURAM VE UYGULAMADA EGITIM BILIMLERI, cilt.12, sa.2, ss.1647-1651, 2012 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1647-1651


This study was aimed to define the teaching of the value of "Paying Attention to Being Healthy" in 4th grade elementary Social Sciences course and to determine the students' attitude towards this value. To reach this goal, activities to teach the value of paying attention to being healthy were prepared and conducted. The effect of these activities on the students' attitudes and gains was determined. "The mixed method", a combination created by the use of qualitative and quantitative research patters, was employed in the study. The experiment group consisted of 22 students while there were 23 students in the control group. In order to collect the research data, "Attitude Scale of Being Healthy" was applied to each group before and after the study process. Additionally, "the Interview Form" was developed to identify the students' ideas and level of gains about the value of "Paying Attention to Being Healthy", and it was also applied before and after the application process. The unrelated samples t-test was used in the analysis of the quantitative data, and the descriptive analysis method was employed for the analysis of the qualitative data. When the final test evaluation results for the test and the control group were analysed, it was seen that there existed a significant difference in favour of the test group for which the activities developed according to value teaching methods were applied (t(43)=11.949, p <-.05). It was also concluded that the positive behaviours towards being healthy by the experiment group increased. According to these results, the activities developed according to value teaching methods had a positive effect on the students' attitudes and behaviours towards being healthy.