Senior High School Students’ Interests and Values in Okinawa (2nd Report)
下地, 敏洋 ,
島袋, 恒男 ,
Shimoji, ToshihiroShimabukuro, Tsuneo
琉球大学教育学部紀要＝Bulletin of Faculty of Education University of the Ryukyus
377 , 2018-02 , 琉球大学教育学部
Purpose of the Study: The main purpose of this study is to report the result of questionnaire survey on interests and values of public high school students in Okinawa. Design and Methods: The authors carried out the questionnaire survey on high school students’ interests and values at 6 prefectural high schools in Okinawa. Respondents (N=1323) completed the questionnaire. Questions of each category were analyzed with Cluster analysis and the results were shown based on the correlations among each category. Results: Students’ interests are categorized into 6 factors such as“ interests in modern and social issues” and “interests in future and academic works”， and their values are categorized into 4 factors such as“ daily life norms” and“ school life norms”. The results also show that several differences between genders and grades are found in some questions and among several factors. Female students have positive attitudes toward many questions and factors compared to that of counterparts. Third- year-student tend to have positive interests in social issues compared to their counterparts. Implications: It is a good way for high school students to have more chances to talk about many topics with parents and teachers to improve their motivation toward to academic works and future jobs. Therefore， carrier education focused on long life education should be considered in high schools， especially for male students.