Violence and Diversity: Teachers in Training´s Perspective

David Caballero Mariscal, Guadalupe Alba Corredor


The main focus of this study is to underline the relevance of improving teachers in trainer´s education as far as inclusion of minorities, cultural diversity and gender prejudices is concerned. In order to measure these aspects, we administered the Questionnaire on attitudes towards diversity and violence. This instrument, created by Díaz-Aguado, Martínez and Marín (2004) evaluate different sorts of believes that could lead to exclusion and aggression. The Questionnaire consists on 71 items, divided in three dimensions. In any case, for this research we only used the first one, which is divided into four factors. The participants (N=364) were students of the Faculty of Education. We tried to know the different attitudes between men and women of different ages at this respect. For this proposal, we carried out different analysis: means, standard deviation, and ANOVA´s. The result show significant differences in gender, age and gender x age in Factor 1 (justification of peer violence as a reaction, and courage); besides in gender in Factor 2 (sexist beliefs and justification of gender violence) and, in turn, in age in Factor 3 and 4 (Intolerance and justification of violence towards minorities and as punishment and Agreement with tolerant believes and rejection of violence).

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n2s1p34

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