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We live in complex, global societies; people do not stay in the same geographic regions for extended times. People move between different continents, countries, states, cities. It is unknown how mobility impacts one’s sense of psychological home. Psychological home is something beyond a physical dwelling - more than place attachment or sense of community (Sigmon & Snyder, 2000). Community psychologist examine psych home on how connected persons feel beyond a current house referred as their "home". We examined psychological home affected by the time spent where it located. Participants were students from a medium size urban university (n = 142). Participants filled a survey including the psychological home scale and determining the amount of time spent in their current community. Home is something we experience, for safety, comfort, and security without a specific site.
Type of Research
Graduate Student - Independent Study