Complex Situations that University Students Came Across in University Experience and Suggested Solutions

  • Mehmet Küçükçene
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)


Students who start at a university in a different city suddenly find themselves in a different academic and social environment. This new dimension of life can cause students to face complex situations in terms of education experiences, human relations, and social life. Awareness of these complex situations plays an important role for the students’ social life and academic success in university life. The introduction of these situations and expectation of students can lead to a reduction of the complex situations by adaptation programs or goal-directed processes of university. The aim of this research is to determine the complex situations that university students have experienced in university life and the solutions that students have developed against these situations. A qualitative approach has been adopted in the research in the descriptive screening model. The research group consists of 18 students who have just started university in the 2017–2018 academic year. A semi-structured interview form was created by the authors in line with the purpose of the research, and the data were collected through interviews. The themes were created after the data from the interviews were recorded. According to the answers of the students, codes were created and organized according to these themes.


Complexity University life Complex situations Transition to university 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mehmet Küçükçene
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  1. 1.Hacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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