Definition of belongingness in English:

belongingness

noun

  • See belong

    • ‘Part of the social response to this has been to bond with other individuals to create a belongingness identity.’
    • ‘It is clear that there is a network of belongingness, of social, communal relationships and of a set of identities that are important to us.’
    • ‘This model also highlights the importance of the classroom social ecology in promoting a student's sense of belongingness and, thus, motivation to engage in appropriate classroom behavior.’
    • ‘But the riots wrenched my sense of belongingness from me and since then I have become a wanderer,’ he says visibly in pain.’
    • ‘A person with healthy boundaries is able to have a solid sense of self and feelings of belongingness to one's family as well as to others outside the family.’