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p-ISSN 2146-796X
e-ISSN 2146-7978
Editor-in-Chief
Yunus Söylet

Editors
Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
Süphan Nasır

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Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
2021 Volume 11
 
 
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Volume 11, Issue 2, Part 2, August 2021,
Page(s): 387-400
Original Empirical Research
Received: October 31, 2019; Accepted: May 5, 2020; Published online: August 31, 2021
doi:10.2399/yod.20.640377; Copyright © 2021, Deomed
The Effect of a Gender Course on the Gender Attitudes, Critical Thinking Dispositions, and Media Literacy Skills of University Students
Gülten Koç1 ORCIDID (E-mail), Çiğdem Yücel Özçırpan1 ORCIDID, Füsun Terzioğlu2 ORCIDID, Şahika Şimşek Çetinkaya3 ORCIDID, Fatma Uslu-Şahan1 ORCIDID, Rabiye Akın Işık1 ORCIDID , Simge Evrenol Öçal4 ORCIDID , Cansu Akdağ Topal1 ORCIDID , Merve Mert Karadaş1 ORCIDID , Sevda Yıldırım Hamurcu1 ORCIDID , Pınar Uzunkaya Öztoprak1 ORCIDID , Ayşe Sevim Akbay Kısa5 ORCIDID , İlknur Atasever1 ORCIDID , Safiye Özkan6 ORCIDID , Beril Nisa Yaşar7 ORCIDID , Esra Başkaya8 ORCIDID
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecologic Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Atılım University, Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Kastamonu University, Kastamonu, Turkey
4Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Izmir Katip Çelebi University, İzmir, Turkey
5Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey
6Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Amasya University, Amasya, Turkey
7Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Mardin Artuklu University, Mardin, Turkey
8Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara, Turkey
Abstract
This study aims to determine the effect of a university elective course focusing on gender on students' gender attitudes, critical thinking dispositions, and media literacy skills. The research design was quasi-experimental, and the study was conducted with a pretest/posttest control group. The sample of the study consisted of 74 students who took a course on gender during the fall semester of the 2016-2017 academic year and 70 students who had similar characteristics but did not receive the course. In the pretest and posttest evaluation conducted in the first week and the last week of the semester, respectively, the Student Information Form, the Gender Roles Attitude Scale (GRAS), the Critical Thinking Dispositions Scale (CTDS), and the Media Literacy Scale (MLS) were administered to the students in both groups. The Course Satisfaction Assessment Form was administered at the end of the term to the students who enrolled for the gender course. The GRAS scores of the experimental group increased at the end of the course (p<0.05). The GRAS total mean scores of both the groups were similar in the pretest, but there was a statistically significant difference between their total mean scores in the posttest (p<0.05). This study recommends more comprehensive and long-term studies on integrating a gender course into the university curriculum, which will help develop students' critical thinking disposition and media literacy skills and raise awareness of gender equality among students.
Keywords: Critical thinking, gender attitudes, gender role, media literacy, professional education
How to cite this article: Koç, G., Yücel Özçırpan Ç., Terzioğlu, F., Simşek Çetinkaya, Ş., Fatma Uslu-Şahan, F., Akın Işık, R., ... Bükecik, E. (2021). The effect of a gender course on the gender attitudes, critical thinking dispositions, and media literacy skills of university students. Yükseköğretim Dergisi, 11(2 Pt 2), 387-400.
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