Update July 2022: Our study has been published. Update 2020: The study cannot be filled out anymore. After gathering hundreds of participants, we are currently in the phase of data processing and analysis. Once the results are in the intention is not just to write a blog post, but to publish our results in a peer-reviewed journal.
Together with several researchers and students from Erasmus University Rotterdam, I conducted a research project on the sense of belonging and attachment style of International & Dutch students.
Did you know that your relationships (romantic, friendship, business, etc.) are influenced by the type of attachment you have with your caregivers? This is your first example of a bond between two individuals. How does this affect your sense of belonging in this world? Is it affected? Does this differ depending on where and how you grew up and how many times you moved? This is something this research is investigating.
Once all data is analysed and ready to be published a new blogpost will follow.