Perceptions of Retention and Adjustment in Male First-Year College Students

dc.contributor.advisor Boyer-Pennington, Michelle Vest, Jessica
dc.contributor.committeemember Rust, James
dc.contributor.committeemember Marshall, Seth
dc.contributor.department Psychology en_US 2018-06-05T20:04:57Z 2018-06-05T20:04:57Z 2018-03-30
dc.description.abstract The study examined the relationship between belonging to an athletic or Greek-affiliated group and first semester freshmen male college students’ (a) perceived stress, (b) level of college adjustment, (c) sense of belonging, and (d) expected retention. Thirty-first-year male college students who belonged to a collegiate group and non-members completed The Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire (SACQ; Baker & Siryk, 1984, 1989), the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS; Cohen, Kamarck, & Mermelstein, 1983), a demographic questionnaire assessing additional retention and adjustment factors, and questions from the Sense of Belonging to Campus Scale (Hurtado & Carter, 1997). On average, students reported low adjustment levels. Stress levels were similar for each group. Non-members reported higher sense of belonging. Athletes appear to have reported a slightly higher Sense of Belonging than fraternity members. Students who intended to return reported moderate stress. Members of a collegiate group reported lower expected retention than non-members. M.A.
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject Adjustment
dc.subject Athlete
dc.subject Freshmen
dc.subject Greek
dc.subject Retention
dc.subject Sense of Belonging
dc.subject.umi Education
dc.subject.umi Higher education
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters
dc.title Perceptions of Retention and Adjustment in Male First-Year College Students
dc.type Thesis
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