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ERIC Number: EJ1165480
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
The Relationship between the Students' Socialization and Sense of Belonging Who Attended University's Spring Festivals
Basaran, Zekiye; Demir, Ayse
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v5 n12A p89-95 2017
The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of spring festivals on university students' socialization and sense of belonging. According to this aim, this study's sample was 983 volunteer students including 460 women and 523 men who were studying at Istanbul Yildiz Technical University and Istanbul Aydin University. The data collection tools (p<0,05) consisted of a short collating of the students' gender, age, class, university department, and other information concerning their university; the "General Belonging" scale reformed by Malone et al. (2012) and adapted into Turkish by Duru (2015); and the "Socializing" scale reformed by Sahan (2008). According to the results of this study, it was discovered that spring festivals have an effect on students' socialization and sense of belonging. Statistically significant differences were found with regard to the universities. Also, differences between belonging and socialization, as well as a significant correlation between belonging and socialization were found. In the light of these findings, it can be said that, spring festivals have a positive effect on students' socialization and improve their sense of belonging; therefore, spring festivals should be organized in a sustainable way at every university.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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