TARIH KULTUR VE SANAT ARASTIRMALARI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF HISTORY CULTURE AND ART RESEARCH, cilt.6, ss.913-943, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Values attract attention as one of the issues on which social scientists have recently been concentrating. The values which have a specific importance in explaining human behaviors are the subject of this research, too. The main purpose of the study is to examine the relationship of religiosity-value and relevance between value orientation and demographic variables by demonstrating the value preference orientations of the students who are studying at higher education institutions through the sample of Karabuk University. In the study, survey technique has been used pursuant to relational screening method, besides utilizing the literature method. The Schwartz Value Scale, The Scale of Feeling Effect of Religion and personal information questionnaire have been used in the research applied to a group of 300 people studying in different departments of Karabuk University. According to the findings, it has been seen that the value tendency of the students is generally oriented towards the community-centered values, while the individual-centered values are less important. When we look at the relationship between feeling the religion's effect and values, it has been found that there is a meaningful relationship with Conservatism values positively and with Openness to Newness values negatively. In the study, in which the students of Theology faculty have got more points in the Self-Transcendence and Conservatism value groups, it has been found that female students attributed more importance to community-centered values than male students. In addition, another remarkable point in terms of the relation between the values and the demographic variables is that the importance which the students who are graduated from the primary school and living in the village have attached to the religiousness value is significantly higher.