Thesis Title: Academic Confidence and College Adjustment in Hostel Students
Student Name: Tayaba Umer
Supervisor: Faiz Younas
Department: Institute of Applied Psychology
University: Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: email@example.com, Phone: 92-42-9231245
The present study examined the relationship between academic confidence and college adjustment in hostel students. It was hypothesized that there would likely be a positive relationship between academic confidence and college adjustment. Further, it was hypothesized that academic confidence was a predictor of college adjustment. The cross-sectional correlation research design was used and data was collected through purposive sampling technique from 1st year and 3rd-year fresh college students comprising of N = 120 (n = 60 men and n = 60 women) taken from three colleges of Lahore. Academic Self-confidence Scale (Sander & Sanders, 2003) and College Adjustment Questionnaire (Pennebaker, 2013) were used to collect data which was analyzed by using Pearson product-moment correlation and simple linear regression. Findings suggested a significant positive relationship between academic confidence and college adjustment. Moreover, academic confidence predicted college adjustment in hostel students. This study may give insight into adjustment strategies and the importance of academic confidence at the school level or may help them to adjust in the classroom.
Keywords: Academic confidence, college adjustment, hostel students.