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ERIC Number: ED519567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Psychosocial Predictors of Adjustment among First Year College of Education Students
Salami, Samuel O.
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v8 n2 p239-248 Feb 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the contribution of psychological and social factors to the prediction of adjustment to college. A total of 250 first year students from colleges of education in Kwara State, Nigeria, completed measures of self-esteem, emotional intelligence, stress, social support and adjustment. Regression analyses revealed that all the independent variables predicted adjustments. Social support interacted with stress to predict adjustment. Implications for the counselors, parents and college authorities in enhancing students' adjustment to college were discussed. Further, the findings implicated the need for college authorities to integrate activities designed to improve students' adjustment into college co-curricular activities meant for youth development. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria