Sense of responsible togetherness, sense of community and participation: Looking at the relationships in a university campus

Fortuna Procentese, Flora Gatti, Annarita Falanga

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Abstract

This contribution explores the role that the Sense of Responsible Togetherness (SoRT) exerts with reference to Participation and Sense of Community. The study was conducted on a university campus, as campuses represent places where academic and community lives go hand in hand and the community is heterogeneous. A questionnaire with the SoRT scale, the Participation scale and the Italian Scale of the Sense of Community (SISC) was administered to 130 university students. SoRT had a significant indirect effect on the students’ Participation via their Sense of Community, suggesting that the promotion of individuals’ Sense of Responsible Togetherness within their community, along with the emotional and affective bond to it, may allow us to recover symbolic and physical spaces in which participation can be fostered. A need for and significance of interventions aimed at promoting collective actions within intermediate systems (groups, educational systems, work ones, etc.).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-263
Number of pages17
JournalHuman Affairs
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • CIVIC PARTICIPATION
  • DEFINITION
  • ENGAGEMENT
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL SENSE
  • SOCIAL COHESION
  • WELL
  • community
  • participation
  • sense of community
  • sense of responsible togetherness
  • university campus

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