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EXAMINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SCHOOL SAFETY AND SUBJECTIVE WELL-BEING

Abdullah Sürücü (), Atila Y?ld?r?m () and Ali Ünal ()
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Abdullah Sürücü: Necmettin Erbakan University Ahmet Kelesoglu Education Faculty
Atila Y?ld?r?m: Necmettin Erbakan University Ahmet Kelesoglu Education Faculty
Ali Ünal: Necmettin Erbakan University Ahmet Kelesoglu Education Faculty

No 2404075, Proceedings of Teaching and Education Conferences from International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences

Abstract: What is expected from schools is to provide a safe learning environment which is suitable for raising socialized adults who will be the producing members of the society. School safety is a safe environment where mainly students and teachers and directors at school feel at home and continue their education without experiencing any anxieties and fears. Subjective well-being is a general evaluation with regard to the life satisfactions and positive - negative sensations of the individuals. This evaluation includes the individuals? emotional reactions to the events, moods, life satisfactions, cognitive judgments about life satisfactions and satisfactions in living areas such as marriage and work. People experience a high subjective well-being whenever they feel many pleasant and a few unpleasant feelings, whenever they are involved in interesting activities, whenever they experience much happiness and a little sorrow and whenever they are satisfied from their lives. The purpose of this research is to determine school safety and subjective well-being levels based on the opinions of the teachers and students who work at the public high schools in the central districts of Konya province. This research is considered important in terms of determining the opinions of those who spend most of their time at schools in order to provide a safe environment, revealing the existing problems and bringing solution suggestions. The research was carried out in survey model due to its conformity with the subject and purposes. Comparison type survey method was used in the solution of the data. The population of the research consists of all secondary education teachers and students within the borders of Konya province. The schools, teachers and students which are included in the sampling group were determined randomly. ?Subjective Well-Being Scale? which was developed by Tuzgöl Dost (2005) and ?School Safety Scale? which was developed by Goldberg (2008) and adapted into Turkish by Çankaya and Arabac? (2010) were used as the data collection tool in the research. The data which was obtained by subjective well-being inventory and school safety scale along with personal information forms are dissolved by SPSS statistic program in computer environment.There is a positive and significant relationship between the levels of school safety and subjective well-being of the teachers and the students. The levels of subjective well-being increase as the perceptions of the teachers and the students in terms of school safety increase.

Keywords: School Safety; Subjective Well-Being; Teachers and Students. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I29 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 8 pages
Date: 2015-06
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Published in Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 1st Teaching & Education Conference, Amsterdam, Jun 2015, pages 130-137

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