IZMIR DR BEHCET UZ COCUK HASTANESI DERGISI, vol.7, no.1, pp.45-52, 2017 (ESCI)
Children who are loved in the family and school life may have an important role in creating a more peaceful environment in the future. The purpose of this study is defining the teachers' liking of children, and difference of this liking between male and female teachers in primary, and secondary schools. The sample of this study included a total 500 teachers from primary schools (n=155), secondary schools (n=314) andother educational institutions (n=21). To define these teachers' liking of children, data collected with Barnett Liking of Children Scale and demographic data collection form prepared by the researhers. There was not any statistical difference between male and female teachers regarding liking of children. It was found that liking of children points were high in Teachers higher age, married teachers and teachers who had children and these differences were statistically significant. In addition, teachers' liking of children points who like their job and choose voluntarly this job were higher than the other teacher and this difference was statistically significant. When considering the effect of teachers' importance on children's lifes it was determined that teachers' liking of children vary depending on many factors and awarness has been created on this subject.