The relation between the school attachment levels and parent attachment levels of high school students
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Attachment is a strong emotional connection that an individual develops against an object or person. Attachment to the school is a basic psychological need in terms of feeling belonging to the group, believing that it is valued and respected as a member of the school. This study was carried out in order to examine the attachment status of high school students in terms of various variables. Relational screening model was used in the research. The study is composed of high school students studying in Niğde. The data of the study were obtained using the Personal Information Form and the Arrow Attachment Scale on the Adolescents and the Parent / Peer Attachment Inventory Short Form. The data were processed into the SPSS package program and the normality test was performed to determine the tests to be used in the study. As a result of the analysis made, it was understood that the data did not show normal distribution, so non-parametric tests were used. Within this scope; Mann Whitney U test for two categorical variables, Kruskal Wallis test for the analysis of variables with three or more categories, and Spearman correlation analysis for the analysis of the effects of variables. As a result of the analysis of the data, it was seen that there was a statistically significant difference between the levels of attachment to the school according to the gender variable, but there was a significant difference in favor of boys in terms of teacher attachment. While there was no significant difference in the attachment to friends sub-dimensions depending gender, it was seen that the average order of men was lower than women. The findings of the study showed that the level of attachment to the school significantly differed according to the level of satisfaction with the school. Accordingly, those who are satisfied with the school have less attachment to the school. Another area of attachment that high school satisfaction affects is the attachment to friends. Those who are satisfied with their high school they are studying are found to have a significantly lower level attachment to friends than those who are not. Satisfaction with school also affects the attachment to the teacher. For those who are satisfied with their school, the total scores of the teacher attachment sub dimension are found to be lower than those who are not satisfied. According to the results obtained in the research, the cohabitation status of the parents does not make a meaningful difference in terms of the attachment of the high school students to the school, friends, and teachers. The grade level influences the attachment to the school; there was a significant difference between the students in the first grade and those in the third grade. On the other hand, this situation doesn’t affect the attachment level to the teacher. This result shows that there is a significant positive correlation between the total scores of the mother attachment scale and the total score of school attachment scale in the adolescents. There was a significant positive correlation between total scores of the father attachment scale and total scores of school attachment scale to adolescents. © The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology.