Children’s understanding of pupils’ responsibility : a self-responsibility model

Part of : Το βήμα των κοινωνικών επιστημών ; Vol.ΙΔ, No.55, 2009, pages 29-47

The aim of the study was to present the concept of pupils’ responsibility as understood by younger primary school children. The interviews and responsibility dilemma tests conducted during the experiment on a group of 100 younger primary school pupils provided the basis for: (1) developing a model of self-responsibility, and (2) determining the factors that stimulate and promote responsibility. The self-responsibility model was verified empirically to consist of two dimensions: (1) subjective responsibility versus formal responsibility, and (2) responsibility to be borne (negative) versus responsibility to be taken (positive). The obtained results are presented in the paper. The three-year action research project enabled us also to determine the factors stimulating the development of responsibility.
Subject (LC):
subjective versus formal responsibility, pupil’s responsibility, self-responsibility, responsibility dilemma tests, younger primary school children, longitudinal study
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