Attitudes of Foreign Primary School Students to Follow Traffic Rules: The Case of Ankara Province
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2023, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 2201-2209
AbstractTurkey is in a strategic position in terms of its geopolitical position and therefore it is the center of a continuous migration movement. While this mobility was mostly due to the fact that our country was a "transition country" in the past, it has become a "target country" in the last twenty years. Although the act of migration is defined as only human mobility, it includes the process of trying to live in a completely new culture and society for immigrants, trying to exist without losing their own identity by going beyond the usual patterns, and adapting to a new order as an individual and as a society. In this context, the phenomenon of social integration gains importance. It is crucial to look at the current traffic information, attitudes, and behaviors of the students in order to reveal solutions in terms of social policy in this direction. This is because foreign students need to develop the social skills necessary to adapt to our country and the rules of our country. The aim of this study is to examine the attitudes of foreign primary school students to comply with traffic rules and to propose solutions in terms of social policy. In the research conducted with the relational scanning model, the participants consist of 232 foreign national primary school students between the ages of 8-10 studying in Ankara. The data of the research were collected with the "Traffic Rules Attitude Scale" developed by Tahiroğlu (2012) and consisting of 21 items. SPSS 22 was used for data analysis. The data from the study led to the conclusion that most foreign students had low attitudes toward following traffic laws and that students generally had negative opinions toward traffic safety laws. It has been suggested to give traffic education in the context of social policies.
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