GENDER DIFFERENCES AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS’ SENSE OF BELONGING AND LEARNING MOTIVATION

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Najam ul Hasan Abbasi (Ph.D.)
Abdul Hadi (Ph.D.)

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With the deepening knowledge and development of the research on college students' Sense of belonging, the research on college students' Sense of belonging has become an important topic in the academic field. Objective: This study intended to investigate the relationship between college students' sense of belonging and learning motivation. It aims to provide research materials for contemporary college students in their academic development, to provide reference for further research, and to provide a basis for solving problems such as college students in their academic difficulties. Method: The study employed cross sectional survey design and simple random sampling to recruit 336 participants. Out of them, 303 participants returned the questionnaires fully completed on all the scales. Descriptive statistics, t-test, correlations, and ANOVA were carried out to analyze the data. Result: The findings suggest that there were differences in college students' sense of belonging and learning motivation on different demographic variables, such as gender and grade among the major attributes. There was a significant positive correlation between college students' sense of belonging and learning motivation. Conclusion: There were differences in school belonging and learning motivation among college students with different demographic variables.

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