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2020 Volume 10
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Volume 9, Issue 3, December 2019,
Page(s): 249-262
Original Empirical Research
Received: February 14, 2018; Accepted: September 22, 2018; Published online: July 31, 2019
doi:10.2399/yod.18.041; Copyright © 2019, Deomed
An Investigation of Individual and Environmental Factors Contributing to the Adjustment Levels of First-Year University Students
Seda Sevinç Tuhanioğlu1 ORCIDID, Cem Ali Gizir1 ORCIDID (E-mail)
1Center for Guidance and Psychological Counseling, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey
2Division of Guidance and Psychological Counseling, Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Education, Mersin, Turkey
*This study is a part of the doctoral thesis work conducted by Seda Sevinç Tuhanioğlu from Mersin University, Graduate School of Educational Sciences, under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cem Ali Gizir.
The aim of the present study is to examine the extent to which individual and environmental factors predict the adjustment levels of first-year university students. The sample of the study consisted of 522 (307 female, 215 male) first-year undergraduate students enrolled in different faculties of a state university in Turkey. In this study, three instruments, namely, "University Adjustment Scale", "Sense of Belonging Scale", and "Self-Perception Profile for College Students" were used. Hierarchical multiple regression analysis was used to analyse the data and the alpha value of 0.05 was established as the level of significance. The results of the study revealed that not only academic competence, social competence, self-worth and close friendships as individual factors, but also perceived faculty support, empathetic faculty understanding, peer support, and isolation as environmental factors are significant predictors of adjustment levels of first-year university students. Implications of the findings are discussed and some suggestions for further research are made.
Keywords: Adjustment to university, peer relationships, self perception, student-faculty relationships, university students.
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