7th WSEAS International Conference on Education and Educational Technology, Venice, Italy, 21 - 23 November 2008, pp.35-38
In some cultures kinship terms are widely used compared to other cultures. In Turkish culture elder sister and elder brother as addressing terms have different functions. They may have either solidarity or social distance function which includes personal privacy. The purpose of the study is to search to what extent research assistants and faculty members use these functions in their academic life in the school of Medicine which has a hierarchical structure. By means of the answers of the questionnaire the results are evaluated.