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Global Journal of Educational Foundation

Vol. 2(1) Pp. 103-109

Full Length Research Paper 

Examination of High School Students’ Metaphoric School Perceptions in Terms of Various Variables: Some Evidence from Turkey 

Nuray Taştan 

Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Education, Kırıkkale University, Turkey.

Accepted 20 September 2013 

In this study, the metaphoric school perceptions of high school students were examined in terms of gender and grade. For this purpose, 892 students from seventeen different high schools in central districts of Ankara province participated in the study. The participants filled in the ‘Scale for School Perception (SSP)’. The validity and reliability studies of the scale were performed on the collected data. And, it was proved that the SSP is both valid and reliable. The data was analyzed by using both descriptive statistical techniques and MANOVA. The findings indicated that females have more positive school perception than males. On the other hand, the males perceive the school as a suppression place. The analyses based on grades showed that the first grade students perceive the school as a place that protects and improves them when compared to the higher grades. However, it was observed that higher grades perceive the school as a suppression place more than lower grades. 

Key words: School perception, metaphor, gender, grade.