M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
College students--Psychology; Student adjustment
The purpose of this study was to determine whether temperaments seen in early childhood would have an effect on adjustment throughout life, especially during adjustment to college. Specifically, the researcher hypothesized that children with easy temperaments would have an easier time adjusting to college; whereas, children with slow-to-warm-up or difficult temperaments would have a more difficult time adjusting to college. A self-created survey was distributed to 30 undergraduate psychology students at Rowan University. The survey consisted of temperament and adjustment measures. Correlations were run using SPSS in order to determine the effects of temperament on adjustment to college. While the data did not yield significant results, some interesting trends were uncovered.
Prim, Ashley L., "Childhood temperament and its effects on adjustment to college" (2009). Theses and Dissertations. 659.