Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(12A), pp. 89 - 95
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051314
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The Relationship between the Students' Socialization and Sense of Belonging Who Attended University's Spring Festivals


Zekiye Basaran 1,*, Ayşe Demir 2
1 Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Sport Science, Kocaeli University, Turkey
2 Department of Sport Management, School of Applied Sciences, Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

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 İstanbul Yıldız Technical University and İstanbul Aydın University. The data collection tools (p<0,05) consisted of a short collating 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 Şahan (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.

KEYWORDS
Spring Festivals, University, Belonging, Socialization

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[1] Zekiye Basaran , Ayşe Demir , "The Relationship between the Students' Socialization and Sense of Belonging Who Attended University's Spring Festivals," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 5, No. 12A, pp. 89 - 95, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051314.

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Zekiye Basaran , Ayşe Demir , (2017). The Relationship between the Students' Socialization and Sense of Belonging Who Attended University's Spring Festivals. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 5(12A), 89 - 95. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051314.