2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Education

Adaptation to College Life as it Relates to Hometown Population
Rebecca J. Cramer♦
Dr. Christopher J. Maglio, Faculty Mentor

The focus of this study is on adjustment to college life, particularly looking at hometown size and the role this variable plays in adjustment. The questions for this study are 1) Does hometown size play a role in freshmen's adjustment to college life? 2) Do students from a small hometown have a harder time adjusting to a larger university because of the size? 3) Do students from a large hometown have a harder time adapting to a smaller university because of the size? As the literature review reveals, there is little to no research in the field that looks at hometown size as a variable of adjustment to college life. Therefore, this study will help college personnel to understand more fully factors that affect adjustment. Results are pending and will be presented at the conference.

Keywords: adaptation, college life, hometown, population

Topic(s):Counseling

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 29-4
Location: OP Lobby & Atrium
Time: 1:15

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