Development of Social Groups among University Hostel Students


  • Zafar Khan Assistant Professor, Institute of Education & Research, Gomal University, D. I. Khan - Pakistan
  • Bushra Salah-ud-Din Assistant Professor, Institute of Education & Research, Gomal University, D. I. Khan - Pakistan
  • Javed Mustafa Department of Education and Research, Khushal Khan Khattak University, Karak
  • Meraj ud Din Assistant professor, Teacher Education Department, Qurtuba university of science & information technology, D.I.Khan



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The purpose of the present study was to investigate the development of social groups among hostel students at the university level in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The study was mainly concerned with the groups formed by students while residing in the university hostel. Participant observation and interviewing techniques were used to collect the data. The present study focused on how groups are formed among the hostel students, to what extent they support each other, establish social settings, and how they feel while living in such groups. The analysed data reports that the students have different perceptions based on their experiences, which in turn affect their behavioural patterns. A permanent friendship develops between these students due to their similar geographical belongingness and sharing the same academic interests.  The findings will support universities in developing relevant policies to minimize untoward incidences in the hostel.


Social groups, Social life, University hostel, University students


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How to Cite

Khan, Z., Salah-ud-Din, B., Mustafa , J. ., & ud Din , M. . (2024). Development of Social Groups among University Hostel Students. Academy of Education and Social Sciences Review, 4(1), 44–51.