RESEARCH ARTICLE / ARAŞTIRMA YAZISI
Investigation of Loneliness and Anxiety Processes of University Students
Üniversite Öğrencilerinin Yalnızlık ve Kaygı Süreçlerinin İncelenmesi
Ayhan ÇAKICI EŞ1, Gizem ÖNERİ UZUN2, Şebnem GÜLDAL KAN3
The importance of the research is to reveal the level of anxiety about the loneliness experienced by the students coming to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. In the study, descriptive analysis was used depending on the quantitative research design. The analysis of the quantitative data obtained during the research was analyzed with SPSS 24.0 package program. Frequency and percentages of quantitative data were calculated. Correlation analysis and one-way ANOVA test were applied to these scales based on the university students’ grade level, gender, place of birth, and department. The study group consists of 600 pre-service teachers who attend undergraduate programs in the fall semester of 2018-2019 educational year in the Department of Guidance and Psychological Counseling, Department of Preschool Teachershipand Department of Special Education Teachership in a private university in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Personal Information Form, Ucla Loneliness Scale and Trait Anxiety Scale were used in the study. According to the findings of the study, it was found that there was a significant difference between loneliness and anxiety processes of freshman students and final year students coming to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus to get higher education in terms of adaptation of the students with regard to the school and the place they reside. However, there was no significant difference in the loneliness and anxiety processes of university students studying in the second and third grades (sophomores). Depending on gender, there was a significant difference between the variables in terms of loneliness and anxiety processes of girls compared to boys. When we look at the variables according to the departments, a meaningful difference has emerged in the findings that the students studying in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus feel more lonely in their first years. It is considered that the subject of the study is valuable in terms of being the first research conducted in overall the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and it will contribute to the future research.
Key Words: Loneliness, Anxiety, Social Relations, University Students.
1Assist. Prof. Dr., Near East University, Department of Psychological Counseling and Guidance, Orcid Id: https://orcid.org/ 0000-0002- 5882-4892
2Assist. Prof. Dr., Near East University, Department of Psychological Counseling and Guidance, Orcid Id: https://orcid.org/ 0000-0003- 1472-4133
3Dr., Near East University, Department of Psychological Counseling and Guidance, Orcid Id: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8241-0868
Address of correspondence/Yazışma adresi: Assist Prof. Gizem Öneri Uzun, Near East University, Faculty of Education, Psychological Counseling and Guidance. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date of Received/Geliş Tarihi: 11.02.2020, Date of Revision/Düzeltme Tarihi: 08.03.2020, Date of Acceptance/Kabul Tarihi: 22.04.2020, Date of Online Publication/Çevirimiçi Yayın Tarihi: 27.07.2020
Citing/ Referans Gösterimi: Çakıcı Eş, A., Öneri Uzun, G. ve Güldal Kan, Ş. (2020). Investigation of Loneliness and Anxiety Processes of University Students. Kıbrıs Türk Psikiyatri ve Psikoloji Dergisi, 2(2): 68-74. doi:10.35365/ctjpp.20.02.10
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