A sociotropic characteristic is the characteristic that includes thoughts, attitudes and aims towards other individuals to provide support to other individuals by meeting their needs. Sociotropic, also known as social belonging, is defined as the ability of an individual to interact positively with other people. Individuals with high sociotropic characteristics are intensely interested in and approving other individuals, seeking to love and be loved, are not too stubborn, are likely to be used by others, and are interested in participating in common activities and helping others. The purpose of our study is therefore to examine the sociotropic personality traits of university students. In the scope of the study, the universities of our research constitute students of Fırat University and the students of physical education teaching department and Turkish teaching department constitute students. A total of 384 students participated in the research. The questionnaire is composed of two parts. In the first part of the questionnaire, 8 items related to the personal information of the students participated in the survey and in the second part includes scale includes totally 60 items that developed by Beck, Rush and Shawve Emery in 1979 and in the Turkish case, reliability and validity studies conducted by Savaşır and Şahin (1997) the Likert type "Sociotropic Autonomy Scale " 30-items of this sociotropy subscale was used. As a result, the sociotropic personality characteristics of the students were found to be high. In addition, there was a significant difference between the students in terms of department, gender, family structure, number of siblings and income status of their families and sociotropic personality.
Personality, Sociotropy, physical education, University, Student