Socio-Economic Variables Effecting Word Associations of Turkish Children Bewteen 7 and 9 Years Old

Pilanci H.

BILIG, vol.68, no.68, pp.183-208, 2014 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 68
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.12995/bilig.2014.6809
  • Journal Name: BILIG
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.183-208
  • Keywords: Word, Word association, association strength
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


During learning process, new information makes learning easy when integrates to, and is similar to information gained earlier. While learning, the relation of new information to already-known people, institutions, objects, processes, events and texts also contribute to learning. It takes time to give meaning to information seen for the first time. The more complementary associations a material to be learned has and the more meaningful these associations are, the easier to learn that material. Therefore, efficiency of learning process depends on multitude of correct associations. Associations can change from one person to another to some extent. Power of association can be directed by many variables including knowledge level, word power, social and physical environment, level of education, ability to use metaphors, and interaction to the concepts that words refer to. The present study is aims at investigating how socio-economic environment of an individual impacts her/his process of building word associations.