Social Interactions among Students at Addis Hiwot Coffee House, Tewodros Campus, University of Gondar

Esubalew Aman Mezmir


This study investigates student-student interactions at coffee house situated in University of Gondar Tewodros campus. To this end, the study was conducted on interaction among students at Addis Hiwot coffee house to explore form and types of student-student interactions, to investigates how drinking coffee is related to students’ motivation, sleep, mood and academic performance, and to identify the effects of their interactions. A qualitative research approach was employed to collect and analyze the data needed to address the aforementioned objectives. Accordingly, non-participant observation method was used to investigate student-student interactions in the coffee house to better understand and capture the context within which students interact. To this effect, all social interactions of students at the coffee house were critically observed for an hour and a half with an average of 30 minutes during 3 phases across 3 days and the observation dates were lasted from October 23 to October 25, 2019. The study shows that the form and types of student-student interaction in the study area is different across gender for instance. In addition, the study reveals that the form and types of social interaction among students are different based on the number of students involved on the gatherings, the time when there is better wireless internet connection, and so on. The study further reveals that despite the fact that students take coffee as a gathering with their friends, students mostly drink coffee before attending the class for energizing and alert purpose.

Keywords: Observation, Students-Students Interaction, Coffee House, University of Gondar, Tewodros Campus.

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/10-19-05

Publication date:October 31st 2020


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