THE VALUES AND ATTITUDES OF THE ADOLESCENTS ASSOCIATED TO WEARING THE SCHOOL UNIFORM
Keywords:school uniform, organizational culture, self-esteem,
This study highlights individual effects, which the implementation
of school policy has in terms of wearing the school uniform on
students' attitudes and values. The survey was the investigation
method which was applied through a questionnaire built to highlight
attitudes and differences concerning the effects of school unit policy
on self-esteem and student behavior. A number of 100 students aged
between 14 and 19 were investigated. The results of the study show
that there are statistically significant differences between girls and
boys regarding opinions on behaviors and emotions that they have as
a consequence of wearing school uniforms. Girls consider to a greater
extent than the boys that uniform gives the student a sense of pride
and belonging to the group. The boys consider that school uniform is
a symbol of restricting student freedom to a greater extent than girls.
The study conveys current empirical evidence to support the policy of
adopting the school uniform.
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