Assessment of children's rights by children and adolescents -Comparison of elementary, middle and high school students-

아동·청소년의 아동권리인식 -초등학생, 중학생, 고등학생 비교-

  • Kim, Jin Sook (Division of Social Welfare, Hanyang Cyber University) ;
  • Jang, Yeon Jin (Division of Social Welfare, Hanyang Cyber University)
  • 김진숙 (한양사이버대 사회복지학부) ;
  • 장연진 (한양사이버대 사회복지학부)
  • Received : 2017.04.18
  • Accepted : 2017.06.20
  • Published : 2017.06.28


This study aims to explore how to improve students' rights based on their age and development stages. To this end, we analyzed a survey that had been carried out with 1,065 students from elementary, middle and high schools in 2 most populated counties in Korea, focusing on the differences in their perception with regard to the right to survive, develop, be protected and participate. The result of the analysis showed that high school students' sense of rights was at the lowest in general, while being particularly low in their sense of participation rights. However, when it comes to the development rights and protection rights, the level of recognition of middle school students were as low as those of high school students. Based on the results, we suggested that a proactive effort to guarantee adolescents' participation rights is required, and that education of human rights should be emphasized not only for children but also for their supporters. In the follow-up study, it is required to investigate the differences between development stages and regions by including participants with diverse ages and residential areas.


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