A Study to Assess Undergraduate University Students’ Academic Adjustment
Author(s) : Sadia Asghar & Maher Muhammad Saeed Akhtar
New university students face many problems that hinder their progress within academic adjustment. Further examination exposed that first-year university students are more likely to dropout during their first- semester. The purpose of the study was to assess the undergraduate university students’ academic adjustment. This study was descriptive in nature. The academic adjustment scale was divided into four subscales; academic adjustment, social adjustment, personal-emotional adjustment and institutional adjustment. The sample was taken convenient. The size of sample was 500 first year university students. Five hundred students (Male = 164 & Female = 338) were selected from four public sector universities of Lahore. The questionnaire was adapted and modified. The nine point Liket type scale was used to collect data to assess the undergraduate university students’ academic adjustment. It revealed that the university students are adjusted well academically. Among the scale of academic adjustment, students are comparatively academically adjusted well. The students of Govt. College University of Lahore are well adjusted as compared to students of other universities of Lahore.
Keywords: Academic adjustment, undergraduate university students, assessment