This research investigates whether or not the ethical value behaviors in dance levels of folk danscers differ based on various factors. The study group of the research consists of 405 women and 330 men (n = 735) of different ages and professions who participated in folk dances activities. The research was conducted through voluntary participation of Afyon (n=38), Antalya (n=61), Artvin (n=87), Burdur (n=52), Bursa (n=36), Eskişehir (n=75), Isparta (n=50), İzmir (n=126), Kayseri (n=37), Kütahya (n=47), Samsun (n=69), Van (n=58). The data of the study were obtained during the semester of the 2019-2020 academic year. In the research, the "Ethical Values in Dance Scale", which was developed by Taşkıran et al (2009) and consists of 21 items, was used. The data obtained in the study were analyzed and evaluated with SPSS (version 20.0). Non-parametric tests, Mann Whitney-U, Kruskal Wallis and Post-Hoc-Tamhane tests were used in the analysis. According to the results of the research, it is seen that the dancers of folk dances participating in the research towards ethical values in dance are high (x̄ = 4.15). According to these results, it has been concluded that folk dancers are acting in accordance with the ethical values accepted in the dance and that the ethical values in the dance are “sufficient”.
Turkish Folk Dance, Performing Arts, Ethical Values, Folk Dance