Life transition of becoming a university student
Date of Award
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)
School of Psychology and Social Science
Faculty of Computing, Health and Sciences
Associate Professor Lynne Cohen
The transition to university is a common, but varied experience shared by all students. Although, it is a largely positive life transition, many students experience major difficulties in making this transition. New university students often have to move away from home, establish new friendships and cope with academic work. In addition, they tend to drop out of university during their first year of study due to the manifest difficulties they cannot overcome. However, some students are able to cope better than others and make this transition without difficulty. Students who experience those stressors but manage to overcome them are considered to be resilient. It is thus important to examine the factors which help those students to overcome those challenges and persist through their first year.
Ramdeny, Gianeeshwaree S., "Life transition of becoming a university student" (2010). Theses: Doctorates and Masters. Paper 365.