Qualitative Research on Structure of Chinese Preschool Children’s Sense of Belonging

Yunjia LIANG, Yunyan LIU


The structure of Chinese preschool children’s sense of belonging can be explored locally with the normal form of qualitative study. In order to search for the local structure of preschool children’s sense of belonging, the research adopts the general procedures of fundamental theories, collects materials with open-ended questionnaires, and uses Nvivo 10 qualitative analysis software to code the text. 384 reference points are gained through free coding of 30 texts, which are coded into 53 free nodes, 13 tree nodes, and 6 core nodes, then six elements of preschool children’s sense of belonging structure are initially gained: class identification, self-consciousness, fondness, attachment, involvement, contacting. Hereafter, the scale of Chinese preschool children’s sense of belonging will be compiled by based on this, as well as further exploration for study and validation of universal problems of research conclusion.


Preschool children; SEnse of belonging; structure; Qualitative research

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/%25x


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