A sociological case study on the attitudes and behavior of students in urban Turkey

Ecevit M., Kasapolu M.

URBAN EDUCATION, vol.40, no.5, pp.550-564, 2005 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0042085905278018
  • Journal Name: URBAN EDUCATION
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.550-564
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


This research article examines relationships between health-promoting attitudes and behaviors of students in different urban, socioeconomic settings. A quantitative survey was carried out to compare attitudes and behaviors of Turkish adolescents in eighth-grade primary school. The survey results showed that socioeconomic status might be a predictor of student attitudes and behaviors and that poverty itself might serve as a measure adolescent health. There are positive and negative affects of socioeconomic status on student attitudes and behaviors, which require further investigation.