The Relationship between the Perceptions of the Fairness of the Learning Environment and the Level of Alienation

Caglar Calgar
Asst. Prof. Dr., Adiyaman University Faculty of Education, Turkey


Problem Statement: The phenomenon of justice, which is defined as conformity to what is right and legal, is conceptualized into three aspects: distributive justice, procedural justice and interactional justice in educational organizations. The more students perceive their learning environment to be fair, the more they enjoy their school life. Otherwise, they experience dissatisfaction and alienation. Having such components as powerlessness, normlessness, isolation, and meaninglessness, the concept of alienation refers to a situation where the student is indifferent to the place he is in, i.e. the school.

Keywords: Higher education, learning environment, fairness, alienation.