Predicting adjustment to college : the role of protective factors
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A number of empirical studies have assessed successful college adjustment despite prior adversity, in order to understand how individuals who have experienced adversity adjust. In contrast to existent research, the present study aims to evaluate the general adjustment process during the first semester of college, while controlling for prior adversity, to determine which factors serve to enhance the likelihood of successful adjustment to the college environment. In addition, minimal research has been conducted on gender differences in protective factors. The present study aims to further understand ...