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Transcript of Dorm Edition
Schlossberg's Transition Theory
Any event, or non-event, that results in changed relationships, routines, assumptions, and roles.
Lets do some research!
Are you a first-time freshman living on campus?
What are the concerns and challenges you are facing right now?
What on-campus resources are you most looking forward to or believe you will be taking advantage of?
Figuring my life out!
Losing my high school friends
Types of Transitions
The 4 S's
Factors to consider:
Personal and demographic characteristics
How and individual views life
Aides to coping
Types: intimate, family, friends, institutional
Functions: affect, affirmation, aid, honest feedback
Measurement: stable and changing supports
Coping responses to transitions
Those that modify the situation
Those that control the meaning of the problem
Those that aid in managing the stress in the aftermath
Four coping models:
Inhibition of action
The Writing Center
Club and Activities
Assume the role of a Resident Director
Evaluate how you will help these incoming freshmen as they are transitioning from high school to college
Educate, provide, & empower
Holistic perspective on college student development
(Mattanah 2010) "...more than 40% of students fail to complete college (Murtaugh, Burns, & Schuster, 1999), and much of this attrition occurs in the first year (Hamilton & Hamilton, 2006). In fact, more than half of all students who leave college do so in the first 6 weeks (Levitz & Noel, 1989).".
“The transition to college is not something that just happens; it is something that students build. It is largely the result of conscious and intentional efforts to address challenges and pursue goals" (Clark, 2005).
"Making the transition to college also requires that students negotiate challenges and influences in their lives outside of college. In order to facilitate students' success in college we must appreciate the complexity of their lives" (Clark, 2005).
Bolle, M.B., Wessel, R.D., Mulvihill, T.A. (2007). Transitional experiences of first-year college students who were homeschooled. Journal of College Student Development, 48 (6), 637-654
Clark, M. R. (2005). Negotiating the freshman year: challenges and strategies among first-year college students. Journal of College Student Development, 46 (3), 296-316.
Evans, N. J., Forney, D. S., Guido, F. M., Patton, L. D., & Renn, K. A. (2010). Student
Development in College: Theory, Research, and Practice (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Mattanah, J. F. & Ayers, J. F. & Brand, B. L. & Brooks, L. J. & Quimby, J. L. & McNary, S.
W.(2010). A Social Support Intervention to Ease the College Transition: Exploring Main
Effects and Moderators. Journal of College Student Development 51(1), 93-108. The Johns Hopkins University Press. Retrieved October 20, 2013, from Project MUSE database.
Swenson, L. M., Nordstrom, A., & Hiester, M. (2008). The role of peer relationships in adjustment to college. Journal of College Student Development, 49(6), 551-567.
Adolescents enter the emerging adulthood age period, which by definition is a period of instability and exploration during which they must adjust to an unfamiliar environment that consists of different academic and social relationships, identity explorations, and possible changes in self–concept (Swenson, Nordstrom, & Hiester 2008).
In a study of the role of peer relationships in adjustment to college, researchers found that quality peer relationships positively impacted several types of college adjustment, including academic, social, emotional/personal, and institutional attachment (Swenson, Nordstrom, & Hiester 2008).