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The problems faced by adolescents in adapting themselves with hostel life

Omar Fauzee, Mohd Sofian and Shaikh-Abdul-Karim, Shaikh Mohd Shahridan and Wan-Othman, Wan Norizan and The, Poay Hean and Don, Yahya and Daud, Yaakob and Hussin, Fauzi and Raman, Arumugam and Amzat, Ismail Hussein and Khalid, Rozalina and Muhamadul, B. Y. (2014) The problems faced by adolescents in adapting themselves with hostel life. Humanities and Social Sciences Review, 3 (4). pp. 249-255. ISSN 2165-6258

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This study aims to determine the problems faced by adolescence in adapting themselves with hostel life.There are four factors which influence this problem, namely: gender, social economic status, parents’ level of education and also the number of siblings who further study at higher level institutions.This study is an exploratory study where the samples are of random sampling consisting of 105 Form One students in the year 2012. (Mean age = 12.92, S.D. = .34).The instrument used is “The Michigan International Student Problem Inventory” (MISPI) which is used to measure the adaptation problem among students. The statistical analysis comprising of t-test and correlation coefficient are used to test the hypotheses at a significant level of p<.05. The findings of the study showed that there is no significant difference in terms of gender. There is also no relationship between adaptation problem and social economic status, parents’ level of education and the number of siblings who further studies at higher level of institution. Nevertheless, the coefficient correlation showed that there is a positive significant relationship between adaptation problem with the effectiveness in counseling given by the school counselor (r=.36, p<.100). Therefore, the researchers conclude that to cater for students who have problems in adapting themselves to the hostel life, a suitable system is needed in order to help them such as counseling session or mentoring programs and an effective orientation week because these can help students get accustomed to the hostel life easily and quickly.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adaptation problem, Problems experiences, Form One students, Problems at the hostel, Adolescence.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions: School of Education & Modern Languages
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Mohd Sofian Omar Fauzee
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2016 08:04
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2016 08:04
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/19466

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