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Recently, morality and tolerance are among the most important concepts of education. The upbringing of morally mature children as tolerant individuals is a vital factor for individuals to develop a relationship. Moral maturity refers to the state of being competent in terms of moral emotion, thought, judgement, attitude and behaviour. A total of 43 boys and 151 girls from Altindag district of Ankara formed a sample group of 194 children. Personal Information Form, Moral Maturity Scale and Tolerance Tendency Scale were used in this study. The results revealed that according to the gender of the students, it is seen that there is a difference in tolerance acceptance, tolerance value and tolerance empathy levels. It is seen that girls’ acceptance and tolerance empathy levels are higher than boys. It is seen that there is a difference in tolerance empathy levels according to the educational level of parents. It is seen that there is a difference in tolerance empathy and tolerance acceptance levels according to the working status of parents of students. According to the monthly income level of students’ families, there was no significant difference between moral maturity, tolerance empathy, tolerance value and tolerance acceptance levels. This is thought to be due to the fact that most of the parents have a similar income level. According to the number of siblings of students, there was a significant difference in tolerance empathy and tolerance value levels. It was found that there was a relationship between students’ level of moral maturity and tolerance acceptance level. It was found that there is a relationship between tolerance empathy, tolerance acceptance level and tolerance value of students.
Keywords: Moral maturity, tolerance.
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