Ethics of Teaching Profession from the Perspective of Students According to the Gender Variable

  • Saadet Kuru Çetin Associate Professor, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Muğla, Turkey
  • Funda Nayır Associate Professor, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
  • Bilgen Kıral Associate Professor, Aydın Adnan Menderes University, Turkey
Keywords: Ethical behaviors, Unethical behaviors, Discriminatory, Moral aid


This study aims to reveal the professional, ethical and unethical behaviors that undergraduate students encounter during their education life from a gender perspective. Phenomenology design, which is one of the qualitative research designs, was used in the study. The research was conducted with 64 students studying at the education faculty of a state university during the 2019-2020 academic year. The most expressed unethical behaviors by female and male students are discrimination, roughness and misconduct. While female students stated that the ethical behaviors they faced were, in turn, professional commitment/development, moral aid and equality/ impartiality; Male students, on the other hand, expressed financial aid, moral aid and research on the cause of the problem. The most important result of the study is that male students stated that they did not encounter ethical behavior in teachers. According to the answers given by the female students to the research questions in the study, the unethical behaviors of the teachers were revealed as discrimination, roughness and misconduct, respectively. In contrast, male students stated roughness, discrimination and misconduct.

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Kuru Çetin, S., Nayır, F., & Kıral, B. (2021). Ethics of Teaching Profession from the Perspective of Students According to the Gender Variable. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 9(4), 210-216.