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Contemporary Approaches in Education and Communication

Edited By Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Içbay, Alejandro J. Gallard and S. Lizette Ramos

This book presents a collection of papers written by researchers, teachers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of social sciences. The scientific studies include a wide range of topics from the analysis of social science textbooks to the teacher image in newspapers, the relationship between self-efficacy and cognitive level and the role of organizational silence on the loneliness of academics in work life.

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Analysis of ‘Silence’ Behaviour of Academicians in terms of Culture and Personality (Nilgün Dağ / Mustafa Aydın Başar)


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Nilgün Dağ1 and Mustafa Aydın Başar2

Analysis of ‘Silence’ Behaviour of Academicians in terms of Culture and Personality


Universities are institutions where scientific researches are made on all subjects from human psychology to ecologic problems, and where objective and impartial knowledge is produced on ethical, spiritual, philosophical, intellectual, etc. bases. Ideally, they are the centres of questioning, free, and independent thought. Although Newman (1989; As cited in: Koca, 2013: 57) claims that a university with any purpose other than thinking, questioning and seeking the truth is unbearable, today’s universities have undertaken three different missions. “Educating students, increasing knowledge and serving people” (Resnik, 2004: 67).

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