The Relationship between Family Environment and First Year Transition
Linda Tennison, Psychology
Twenty-six first-year college students, 23 females and 3 males, from a mid-western liberal arts college completed the Family Environment Scale, Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire, College Adjustment Symptom Survey and a self-designed daily wellness check in order to study the relationship between families' achievement/social-recreational orientations and academic adjustment/achievement as well as social adjustment during the first semester of college. No family orientations correlated with college adjustment, while academic and emotional adjustments were found to be the strongest predictors of attrition/escape ideations during this transition period. Results shed light on the highly variable nature of the transition process and future research implications are discussed.
Chan, Christy, "The Relationship between Family Environment and First Year Transition" (2010). Honors Theses. 186.