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ERIC Number: EJ1081217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Development and Validation of Social Provision Scale on First Year Undergraduate Psychological Adjustment
Oluwatomiwo, Oladunmoye Enoch
Journal of Education and Practice, v6 n28 p78-90 2015
This study examined the development and validation of socio provision scale on first year undergraduates adjustment among institution in Ibadan metropolis. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. A sample of 300 participants was randomly selected across institutions in Ibadan. Data were collected using socio provision scale (a =0.76), College adjustment scale (a =0.78), Perceived socio support scale (a =0.81).eight research questions were drawn and answered. Data were analysed using pearson product moment correlation, exploratory factor analysis, T-test and Confirmatory factor analysis. Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) with varimax rotation was conducted on all 34 items of the social provision Scale on the four factors (emotional support, network support, material support and satisfaction support). Factor solutions were based on the following criteria: eigenvalues of 2.0 (although it should be 1.0) or greater, factor loadings of 0.40 or greater and rotated component. After verimax rotation 32 items loaded strongly above 0.4 (while 2 items were removed because they loaded below 0.4) on the four subscales (emotional support, network support, material support and satisfaction support) of social provision scale (certifying the rule of thumb). The communality reveals a high percentage of variance explained by each of the items. It was recommended that Students should be assisted especially freshers on campus. Students are enjoined never to expect the best from anyone but to see every help rendered as a privilege. Various universities student affair department should upgrade their welcome programs to make fresh students feel among and connected.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Zung Self Rating Depression Scale
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