Examination of Roma Primary School Students’ Sense of School Belonging

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Equal opportunity in education, Romany students, Sense of school belonging


Examining the sense of belonging among Roma elementary school pupils is the goal of this study. 121 fourth-grade Roma kids and 44 parents made up the study's participants. One of the mixed method designs, the convergent mixed design, was chosen for the investigation. Quantitative and qualitative data are gathered concurrently in this design. Analyses and descriptions of quantitative data come first, followed by analyses and interpretations of qualitative data. Selçuk and Güner's (1999) Sense of Belonging Scale was applied to Roma students in the study's quantitative component. One of the qualitative research designs, the case study design, was applied in the qualitative section. 10 open-ended questions developed by consulting experts were posed to parents of Roma as part of the qualitative dimension. Along with the quantitative results, the responses from the parents were analyzed and appraised. The study's findings support the notion that Roma primary school kids have a strong sense of school belonging. Additionally, it was discovered that female students had a considerably higher degree of school belonging than male students.


Author Biography

Sabahattin Çiftçi, Necmettin Erbakan University







How to Cite

Gürhan, E., & Çiftçi, S. (2023). Examination of Roma Primary School Students’ Sense of School Belonging. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 10(4), 995–1010. https://doi.org/10.52380/ijcer.2023.10.4.515