Predictors of Social Justice: Critical Thinking Disposition and Student Personal Responsibility

Volume 6 Issue 2
Pages: 53-63 Download Count : 174 View Count: 628 DOI Number 10.55236/tuara.1412372 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley


The increase in diversity in society and, thus, in schools brings the possibility of an increase in the number of students exposed to prejudice and discrimination due to their differences. Therefore, there is a need for teachers who can support students' perceptions of social justice. This study aims to examine the predictive power of CT disposition and SP responsibility on social justice attitudes in prospective social studies teachers. 341 prospective social studies teachers from universities in various cities of Turkey participated in the study. Multiple linear regression analysis was used to analyze the data. The results showed that CT disposition predicted social justice, while SP responsibility did not have a significant effect. The study's results underline the importance of increasing CT disposition to increase prospective teachers' social justice attitudes. It is necessary to include CT disposition development in studies on social justice.


  • Social justice
  • critical thinking disposition
  • student personal responsibility
  • prospective social studies teacher
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