Relationship between Adjustment and Support Types: Young and Mature-aged Local and International First Year University Students.

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Title Relationship between Adjustment and Support Types: Young and Mature-aged Local and International First Year University Students.
Author Ramsay, Sheryl Gai; Jones, Liz; Barker, Michelle Carmel
Journal Name Higher Education
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Abstract First year university is an important transition context for students. The present study examined the relationship between adjustment and support types, sources and levels of support, and satisfaction with levels of support, for first year students in an Australian university. Comparisons were made between young (17–21 year olds) and mature-aged students and local and international students. Findings indicate that well-adjusted students reported higher levels of social companionship support than the less adjusted group. Many students would have liked more support overall. In comparison to the local group, international students would have liked to receive more emotional, practical and informational support. The implications for service provision and university strategies are discussed.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.springer.com/education/higher+education/journal/10734
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10734-006-9001-0
Volume 54
Issue Number 2
Page from 247
Page to 265
ISSN 0018-1560
Date Accessioned 2008-02-29
Date Available 2009-10-07T06:27:59Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Health Institute; Griffith Asia Institute; Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing; Behavioural Basis of Health
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Other Education; PRE2009-Social and Community Psychology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/17917
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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