An Analysis of the Impact of the Values Education Class Over the University Students’ Levels of Acquisition of Moral Maturity and Human Values
Keywords:Value, values education, moral maturity, human values, university students.
This study aims to analyze the impact of the “Curriculum of Values Education” over the university students’ levels of acquisition of moral maturity and human values. This study was planned as a quasi-experimental design, defined as the “Pretest/Post-test Control Group Design”. The study group of the study consisted of 77 students, studying in the Child Development Program of the Department of Child Care and Youth Services at the Vocational School of Healthcare Services of Mus Alparslan University throughout the 2019-2020 academic year. The “Moral Maturity Scale” and “Human Values Scale” were employed as data collection tools. The curriculum was administered on the experimental group for 80-90 minutes in 1 session in the training classroom, at 15:00 on Mondays for 13 weeks. The independent samples t-test and ANCOVA (Covariance Analysis) were utilized in order to analyze the data obtained from this study. As a result of the study, it was revealed that the “Curriculum of Values Education” increased the levels of acquisition of moral maturity and human values of the students in the study group. A literature-backed discussion was held in line with the results obtained, which was followed by several recommendations on the use of the crafted curriculum of values education by the academicians to teach the values education class.