Fatih Çınar, Mevlüt Gündüz


In this study, it was aimed to determine the relationship between individuals' perception of conscience and the moral components of conscience. In addition, it has been tried to determine the differentiation status the scores of individuals' conscience perceptions and moral components of conscience according to variables such as gender, age, place of residence, education level of parents, and monthly income of the household. A relational screening model was adopted in this study and the data were obtained with the scales developed by the researchers. Frequency, Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient, independent groups t-test, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) test was used in the analysis of the data. As a result of the research, there is a positive and significant relationship between the perception of conscience and the moral components of conscience. Findings revealed that conscience should be handled in two dimensions, internal and external. However, when the participants' averages for the scales are examined, it has been determined that the perceptions of conscience, which is considered as the internal dimension of conscience, are higher than the moral components of conscience, which is considered as the external dimension of conscience. While the participants have a high perception of conscience internally, they do not take the same amount of attitude, thought, and action in practice. As a matter of fact, this finding revealed that studies on conscience should be handled in a multidimensional way. In addition, the variables of gender, and educational status of the mother and father caused a significant difference in the scores of the participants for the scales.


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