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ERIC Number: EJ995407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
Rites of Passage: Does Adaptation to University Mean Severing Connections?
Wardley, Leslie; Belanger, Charles
Tertiary Education and Management, v19 n1 p32-51 2013
Many factors go into the decision of selecting a university, ranging from the overall costs and the programme of study to the institute's reputation; however, accommodation while at university and proximity of the university to one's permanent abode also play important roles in this decision-making process. Thus, first-year students experience different stages of separation from their prior networks depending on their individual situations. The results of this Ontario (Canada) 2012 study add to prior research by indicating that separation of students' living arrangements and distance from home impact on transition and incorporation variables, which influenced students' adaptation to university. (Contains 4 tables.)
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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: Canada