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Poznavanje izabranih radnih prava među maturantima srednjih strukovnih škola u Hrvatskoj
Knowledge of Selected Labour Rights Among Vocational School Graduates in Croatia

Author(s): Ranka Jeknić, Blanka Čop
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Labor relations, School education, Vocational Education
Published by: Hrvatsko sociološko društvo
Keywords: labour rights; legal socialization; legal literacy; vocational schools; civic education;

Summary/Abstract: This paper analyses the results of a survey about the knowledge of selected labour rights among vocational school graduates in Croatia. The survey was conducted during 2019 as a part of the EU project “With Knowledge to Law” involving 1102 graduates from 54 vocational schools in Croatia, from various three-year, four-year and five-year programmes. Using descriptive statistics and regression analysis, the paper aims to determine potential differences in the demonstrated knowledge of selected labour rights among the respondents and whether the sociodemographic and educational characteristics of the respondents impact the level of their legal literacy. The results indicate a low level of knowledge and legal literacy relating to selected labour rights among respondents, as well as a contribution of their sociodemographic and educational characteristics to the index of overall knowledge about selected labour rights. The regression analysis shows that the gender variable has the most influence on the level of legal literacy among surveyed graduates. In addition to reviewing the current situation in terms of the knowledge of surveyed graduates on selected labour rights and encouraging academic and public debates, the findings of this research may have application value in the development of curricula for civic education at different educational levels. They may also support the development and planning of trade union activities in Croatia, especially regarding the recruitment of new members. The research findings potentially contribute to the insufficiently researched topics of legal knowledge, legal literacy, legal culture and legal socialization through which this knowledge is acquired.

  • Issue Year: 51/2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 51-80
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: Croatian