London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

The Meaning of Money: Differences Between Bullies, Victims and Control Group Students

Author(s) Kõiv, K.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2007  
Editor Ross, A. (ed) Citizenship Education in Society  
Language English  
Age group -  
Money occupies a special role in people’s personal and social life. One major focus of economic education is young people’s understanding of economic concepts. Through different socialization experiences, children come to understand money differently, and one source of such influence is one’s social role. The purpose of this study was to compare the multidimensional meaning of money between three groups of pupils: bullies, victims, and non-participants. The results showed that three groups differed from each other slightly on all three dimensions of money: affective, symbolic, and behavioural. Research on meaning of one of the economic concept – money, is important not least because of their increasing purchasing power, but different pupils’ social roles in schools affect also the understanding of this concept.

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