ERIC Number: EJ694892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Reference Count: 36
A Sociological Case Study on Urban Adolescents in Different Neighborhoods of Ankara-Turkey
Kasapoglu, Aytul; Cabuk, Nilay
Educational Research and Evaluation, v11 n4 p349-364 Aug 2005
In this quantitative study, urban adolescents' sociodemographic and personal characteristics and their political views about problems at a variety of levels were examined. The main purpose of this research was to contribute to adolescent and youth sociology in Turkey by exploring the relationships between urban adolescents' demographic information and their knowledge and attitudes about world, country, city, and neighborhood problems. After a pilot study, the main study was carried out with 248 students from 4 primary schools in Ankara. A brief questionnaire was administered to selected schools. The results of statistical analyses show that students who live in different neighborhoods are not homogeneous within their socioeconomical background. The mothers' education and working status are the most important variables and they have impact on urban adolescent knowledge about Ankara as a city as well as neighborhood level problems.
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey; Turkey (Ankara)