THE EFFECTS OF FRESHMAN ORIENTATION AND LOCUS OF CONTROL ON ADJUSTMENT TO COLLEGE: A FOLLOW-UP STUDY
Authors: Martin, Nancy K.; Dixon, Paul N.
Source: Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal, Volume 22, Number 2, 1994 , pp. 201-208(8)
Publisher: Scientific Journal Publishers
Abstract:This study investigates the impact of orientation attendance and locus of control on the adjustment of traditional full-time college students to college life. Subjects were 242 upperclassmen from a large southwestern university. Results indicated that students with an internal locus of control orientation scored higher on the Freshman Transition Questionnaire (FTQ), indicating more successful adjustment to college life. No statistically significant relationship was found between attendance at Freshman Orientation and adjustment to college. Possible explanations for the lack of relationship are discussed.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1994-01-01
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