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Salih Murat Akkın
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Harun Serpil
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Volume 6, Issue 2, August 2016,
Page(s): 49-61
Original Empirical Research
Received: August 16, 2016; Accepted: November 30, 2016; Published online: January 24, 2017
doi:10.2399/yod.16.007; Copyright © 2016, Deomed
Being an international university student in Turkey: Comparative field study on city population and Turkish and international students
Hasan Bacanlı1, Yavuz Erişen2, Nadir Çeliköz2, Mehmet Ali Dombaycı3, Engin Karadağ4 (E-mail), Metin Toprak5, Mehmet Şahin2, M. Akif Kireçci6
1Üsküdar University, Istanbul; 2Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul; 3Gazi University, Ankara; 4Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir; 5Istanbul University, Istanbul; 6İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Abstract
In this study, we aimed to investigate comparatively the behaviors of Turkish and international university students towards the city they have their education and of the city population towards these students. We designed the study in cross-sectional pattern and used screening pattern as quantitative research pattern. The sample of the study included 1055 international university students, 1306 Turkish university students and 1003 individuals living in the cities that these students have their education. The data of the study were obtained through three behavioral scale developed for the study, and these data were analyzed by t-test and ANOVA analysis. The findings indicated that the behaviors of Turkish students towards the city were at mid-level and of international students were at mid-high level while the behaviors of the citizens towards university students were at low-mid level. Also, having education in cities known to be student cities (i.e. Bursa, Izmir, Eskişehir) by the people provides a positive contribution to the behaviors of students towards the city. On the other hand, the cities with high living standards and transportation and accommodation problems such as Istanbul provide a negative contribution to the behaviors of students towards the city. In conclusion, in order to improve the quality of university education, it is important not only to improve the physical structures and educational content but also to develop the behaviors of people living in related city towards students positively.
Keywords: City population, behavior, internationalization, international student, university.
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