Prospective Teachers’ Attitudes toward Whistle-Blowing According to Type of Intelligence

Asiye Toker Gökçe


This study inquires differences of whistle-blowing intentions between first and the last year student teachers through three scenarios in terms of their assumed types of intelligence. Ethical awareness with underlying reasoning of the students was investigated; and possible intentions of the students to whistle-blow were examined. The survey was conducted among 291university students. While overall ethical awareness of the students with verbal intelligence was higher than the students with mathematical intelligence in one scenario, any difference was found between the 1st and 4th year students. Besides, 1st year students’ intentions for internal, external, and identified reporting are higher than the 4th year ones. Mathematical intelligence did not make any difference between the students’ intentions to blow whistle. There is not any intention for examining whistle-blowing it in education and any evidence on the relationship between it and intelligence types in the literature. This paper is expected to contribute the literature.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n4p11

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