The Analysis of the Compassion Levels of the Classroom Teachers in Terms of Different Variables

Murat Çalışoğlu

Abstract


A teacher should be just and compassionate to be a good teacher. If there is weakness in these two, what a pity for those children who are trained by that teacher! Because one of the biggest diseases of this time is that mercilessness and unjustness are the raising trends. The purpose of this study is to analyze the mercy levels of the classroom teachers in terms of different variables. The study was conducted on 227 classroom teachers, 132 females and 95 males, working in Ağrı Province, Turkey in 2017.

In the study, the Compassion Scale (CS) developed by Pommier (2011) and adapted to Turkish by Seher Akdeniz and Mehmet Engin Deniz was applied to the teachers. A statistical program was used to analyze the data. Frequency distribution to determine demographic characteristics, t test to analyze the relationship between compassion level and two independent variables, and ANOVA variant analysis to analyze the relationship between compassion level and variables more than two were used in the analyses of the data. The difference between the variables was interpreted on the basis of p0.05 significance level.

According to the findings, it was determined that there is a significant difference between the level of compassion of the teachers and the gender, the settlement they work in, and their term of office. It was determined that the mean scores of male teachers were higher than the female teachers in the dimensions of indifference, disconnection and intercourse in the sub-dimensions of compassion level, the mean scores of the teachers working in the village in the sub-dimension of being aware of the sharing is higher than the teachers working in the city, and the mean scores of the teachers with 6-10 years of period of office is higher than those with 16 years of period of office in the sub-dimension of being aware of the sharing and the mean scores of the teachers with 5 years and below of period of office is higher than those with 6-10 years of period of office in the sub-dimension of disengagement.

It can be recommended that increasing the compassion levels of the teachers in social and school life will have a positive effect on their relationships with students. It is also of higher importance to analyze other variables which are thought to positively affect compassion.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v6i7.3137

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