Student’s adjustment to university and its relation to gender, residence and family factors

Authors

  • Vo Van Viet Department of Agrotechnology Education, Faculty of Education and Foreign Languages, Nong Lam University, Thu Duc, Ho Chi Minh City 721400, Viet Nam

Keywords:

family factors, first-year student, gender, residence, university adjustment

Abstract

The main objective of this study was to examine the influence of gender, residence and family factors to first-year student’s adjustment. Data were collected by using survey method from a random sample of 801 first-year students studying at Nong Lam University. The data were analyzed by using t-test, ANOVA. The results revealed that there was significant correlation between place of permanent residence and Personal-Emotional Adjustment, between place of permanent residence and Social Adjustment. There was significant correlation between overall adjustment, social adjustment, emotional adjustment, goal commitment/institutional attachment with place of residence. There was also significant correlation between gender and personalemotional adjustment. There was no significant correlation between place of residence and Academic Adjustment, between place of residence and Goal commitment/Institutional Attachment. There was also no significant correlation between parent’s marital status and overall student adaptation (Personal-Emotional Adjustment, Social Adjustment, Academic Adjustment, Goal commitment/Institutional Attachment), or between parent’s education level and overall student adaptation.






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Published

2021-02-22

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Research articles