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ERIC Number: EJ887557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
The Development of Psychological Well-Being among First-Year College Students
Bowman, Nicholas A.
Journal of College Student Development, v51 n2 p180-200 Mar-Apr 2010
The first year of college constitutes a time of substantial transition for incoming students. Clearly, students vary greatly in their ability to cope with and adjust to these new challenges, and some students face far more challenges than others. A potentially important resource for successfully accomplishing this life transition is positive psychological functioning, otherwise known as psychological well-being (PWB). In other words, PWB is important not only for students making the transition to college, but also for individuals at any age. This study explores the factors associated with PWB among incoming college students and the experiences that contribute to changes in PWB during the first year. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A