Opinions of university students and some facebook users about "Delikanlilik"

Canatan A.

Cyprus International Conference on Educational Research (CY-ICER), CYPRUS, 8 - 11 February 2012, vol.47, pp.2192-2195 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 47
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.971
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.2192-2195


As the dictionary meaning of "delikanlilik" is youth or adolescence or young man, but the metaphorical meaning of "delikanlilik" in Turkish language is different. Honesty, bravery, manhood, he-man and courage are some positive characteristics of "delikanli". In Turkish culture, "delikanlilik" is one of the socio-cultural identity components which leads to produce positive meaning and emphasizing masculinity. The aim of this study knows what University students think about "delikanlilik", and how they define "delikanli". The sample of this study is composed of students who are from Gazi University Literature Faculty, their ages between 18-25 years old and some of them are my friends on Facebook. The open-ended question was asked to the students and it was said that our expectation was at least half page writing about "delikanlilik". Also same question was asked to some Facebook users who are different age groups. Obtained data was evaluated by qualitative analyzing techniques.