The Relationship between Social Support, Social Adjustment, Academic Adjustment, and Academic Performance Among College Students in Tanzania

China, Faustine T. (2015) The Relationship between Social Support, Social Adjustment, Academic Adjustment, and Academic Performance Among College Students in Tanzania. ["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined] thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between social support, social adjustment, academic adjustment and academic performance among college students in Tanzania. The sample of this study comprised 405 students, and 12 staff from the College of Business Education and the Institute of Finance Management in Dar es Salaam. Correlational research design was used to determine the relationships among variables. The study had five objectives, and inferential statistics techniques were applied to determine the relationships among the study variables. The findings of the study showed that social support and academic performance of college students were not significantly related to each other. However, the study revealed that there was a positive and significant relationship between social adjustment and academic performance among college students (r = .431, p ˂ .01). The findings also showed that academic performance was significantly related to academic adjustment of college students (r = .604, p ˂ .01), suggesting that students who fit well in the academic environment were likely to excel in academic work as well. Similarly, the study found that social support and social adjustment of college students were positively and significantly related (r = .481, p ˂ .01). The study, among other things, recommended that institutions of higher learning should assist students in identifying and addressing potential barriers to social and academic adjustment programs for students. Among other areas for future investigation, the study suggests to examine variables affecting social and academic adjustment among college students in Tanzania.

Item Type: Thesis (["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined])
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Educational foundations
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:39
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:39
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1245

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