A sense of belonging is explained as the perception of the individual in an interpersonal system. Belonging is the most complex need of human beings and it is an undeniable fact that the family is the most fundamental unit where human beings are born and raised and their needs are met. In this context, considering the lack of studies on this subject, it is important to compare the family belonging of university students according to their views on family violence and their individual characteristics. This study was conducted in order to compare the family belonging of university students according to their opinions on family violence and their individual characteristics. 421 students from 2015-2018 academic year participated in the study in Social Services and Family and Consumer Sciences Department of Hacettepe University. In the study, Family Sense of Belonging Scale which was developed by Mavili, Kesen and Daşbaş (2014) in 2014 and consisted of 17 items and 2 sub-dimensions was used. In the analysis of the data, standard deviation, arithmetic average, t test for binary groups and ANOVA for more than two groups were used. 62.7% of the students stated that they had not been subjected to domestic violence before. Among the students who were victims of domestic violence, those who stated that they were exposed to emotional violence were in the first place (15.9%), followed by those who stated that they were subjected to physical violence (15.0%). It was determined that there was a significant difference between the family violence and the status of family violence in the department, gender, age and the students they studied (p <0.05).
Family sense of belonging, Domestic violence, University student.