Friendship Perceptions of Syrian and Turkish Children Attending the Project of Support to Sport Education for Children

Karaşahinoğlu T. , Yıldıran İ.

International Journal of Progressive Education, vol.17, no.2, pp.305-318, 2021 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.29329/ijpe.2020.332.19
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Progressive Education
  • Page Numbers: pp.305-318


The aim of this study is to examine friendship perceptions of Syrian and Turkish children attending the Project of Support to Sport Education Project that aims to gather Syrian and Turkish children through sport and to encourage communication and understanding the tolerate the differences they may have. The research group consists 108 children aged between 5 and 17. The data were obtained through metaphor and pictures. The data were analyzed by content analysis and chi-square test. As a result it was seen that Turkish children had more negative attitudes than Syrian children did [x² (sd = 1, n = 96) = 4.27, p <.05]. In addition, it was seen that the theme “spending time” included description of what children were doing with their Turkish / Syrian friends. The theme “description of feelings” included children’s feelings about their Turkish / Syrian friends. No significant difference was found between the themes [x² (sd = 1, n = 88) = 2.09, p> .05].