Volume 9 - Issue 4
The Effect of Competition on Moral Development: A Phenomenological Study
Van Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van, Turkey
Van Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van, Turkey

The purpose of the study is to determine teachers' perspectives on school competition and its effects on moral development. The research is qualitative and employs the phenomenological methodology. Personal interviews using a semi-structured interview form were utilized to collect the data for the study. The research's study group consists of 12 teachers with advanced degrees who work in Van. Content analysis was used to analyze the research data. In accordance with the findings of the study, the participants equated Competition with the type of Competition with another and emphasized the negative aspects of Competition in the study. According to the findings of the study, Competition prevents students from realizing their full potential, skills, and talents. In addition, it disrupts friendships and causes students to experience emotional difficulties, which negatively impacts moral development. Although Competition in schools is viewed as a useful motivator, it causes students to experience stress.
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