Investigating the Relationships between Socialization and Cultural Convergence among Young Adults

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Vahid Hojjatinikoo,
Independent Researcher

DOI: 10.47298/comela22.3-3
The GLOCAL Proceedings:  The GLOCAL Conference in the Mediterranean and Europe 2022

Abstract

This study purports to investigate the relationships between socialization and cultural convergence among youth in 2019. The sample set includes youth between 15 and 30 years of age, in Mashhad, Iran, at the very Northwestern part of the Mediterranean and European region. According to statistics of the municipality of the city, the population of this demographic is 868.357 at the present time.

To develop the study, I employed the Cochran formula, and I thus determined a sample size of 383. To aid the methodical framework, I surveyed and applies a researcher-created questionnaire, following which, I appled the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, and statistical analysis.

The data, the analysis, and the results all suggest a positive and significant relationship between awareness of community values ​​and social mores. As such, in the paper, I ultimately argue for the implementation of training strategies that assist this demographic, and those beyond, to strengthen their socialization during cultural convergence.


Keywords: Socialization, cultural convergence, Mashhad, Cochran formula, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, linguistic anthropology


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