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ERIC Number: EJ1067068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1913-9020
An Analysis of the Factors Affecting Students' Adjustment at a University in Zimbabwe
Mutambara, Julia; Bhebe, Veni
International Education Studies, v5 n6 p244-260 Dec 2012
This study provides insight into transition experiences and adjustment of students at a university in Zimbabwe. Research was based on students in the first three semesters of college. Based on prior research college adjustment was conceptualised in this study as involving personal, emotional, social and academic issues. The study was qualitative in nature and the descriptive research design using case study method was used. Structured and unstructured questionnaires were used to gather information. A sample of 115 students was selected using stratified random sampling from the faculty of social sciences. Findings from the study revealed that to a larger extent students were failing to adjust to college demands, this was compounded by the socioeconomic conditions prevailing in Zimbabwe.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Zimbabwe