SELF-ESTEEM AND ADAPTATION TO COLLEGE: DO STUDENTS OF HIGHER SELF-ESTEEM HAVE A BETTER EMOTIONAL, SOCIAL AND ACADEMIC ADAPTATION?

Authors

  • Alija Selimović Department of Pedagogy-Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tuzla
  • Ljubica Tomić Selimović Department of Pedagogy-Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tuzla
  • Erna Emić Melisa Husarić Department of Pedagogy-Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tuzla

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.19090/pp.2019.3.263-281

Keywords:

academic adaptation, emotional adaptation, institutional adaptation, social adaptation, self-esteem

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to examine the relationship between general self esteem, estimated through the Rosenberg Self - Esteem Scale – RSE and adaptation to college, operationalized through the Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire – SACQ. Adaptation to college is assesed through four dimensions of adaptation: emotional, social, academic, and institutional. The study was conducted on a sample of 808 students (62.9% females; M = 21.88; SD = 2.35). The allocation of the students to a high/low self-esteem groups was estimated with discriminatory analysis of four modalities of adaptation. A significant discriminatory function that could be named as social-emotional adjustment was isolated. Around 17% of the overlap between adaptation and self-esteem was included. The students with higher self-esteem have statistically significantly higher level of adaptation to college than the students with lower self-esteem.

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Selimović, A., Tomić Selimović, L., & Emić Melisa Husarić, E. (2019). SELF-ESTEEM AND ADAPTATION TO COLLEGE: DO STUDENTS OF HIGHER SELF-ESTEEM HAVE A BETTER EMOTIONAL, SOCIAL AND ACADEMIC ADAPTATION?. Primenjena Psihologija, 12(3), 263–281. https://doi.org/10.19090/pp.2019.3.263-281

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