Variables that affect university adjustment and the relationship between those variables

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, SAĞLIK BİLİMLERİ ENSTİTÜSÜ, Turkey

Approval Date: 2011

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Nazlı Sağınç

Supervisor: SELÇUK KIRLI


The purpose of this study is to investigate the developmental and the cultural factor that contribute to the process of adjustment to college. In relation to this purpose, attachment security is considered as developmental factor and individualism collectivism is taken into consideration as cultural factor that affect the adjustment process. The current resaerch is planned as a longitudional study and is carried out in Uludağ University English Preparatory School, with 99 students. Assesment was done at the beggining of the freshman year and in the second semester of the freshman year. Adjustment to college was assessed by Student Adjustment to College Questionnaire. In order to assess attachment, Inventory of Peers and Parents Attachment-Short Form. Indivudialism Collectivism was assessed by Individualism-Collectivism Scale. Results of the study reveal that, there was a significant difference between first and second assessment, and it was found that adjustment level of the students declined by time. Eventhough there is no relationship between attachment security level to fathers and adjustment to university level, there is a statistically important relationship between attachment security level to mothers and adjustment level. There was a statistical difference between first and second time of individualism collectivism level of the students. In the second time, the individualism collectvism scores decreased. There is a relationship betweeen attachment security and individualism-collectivism level. The individuals who has a high attachment security were found to be in collectivist dimension