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What Role Does Belonging Play in Students’ Success?
People are innately motivated to form interpersonal bonds and to maintain them continuously in a stable form. Students who feel as though they belong at the school level experience higher motivation and greater academic ...
The Experience of a Sense of Belonging for Emerging Adults who are not Attending Postsecondary Institutions
In this Masters thesis for City University of Seattle, the author presents a phenomenological inquiry into the experience of sense of belonging for 5 emerging adults (individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 years of age, ...
In Search of Wholeness: An Exploration of Social Connection as a Mediating Factor in Addiction
Addiction remains a topic of much research and media attention. The link between social connection and addiction has been identified, yet is rarely researched. I examine this link from two theoretical frameworks: Bowlby’s ...
Longing to Belong: An Examination of the Connection Between Language and Belonging in a First Nations Community
The intent of this thesis is to outline the ways in which language can create an enhanced sense of belonging amongst a First Nations Community in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland. Due to colonization, a vast amount of First ...