International Education Research

International Education Research

ISSN: 2291-5273 (Print)    ISSN: 2291-5281 (Online)

Volume 1 (2013), No. 3, Pages 30-37

DOI: 10.12735/ier.v1i3p30

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An Analysis of Student Transition to University: Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Hon Keung Yau1  Alison Lai Fong Cheng2 

1Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong
2Independent researcher, Hong Kong

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Both full-time and part-time students come across transition problems during their first year in university. Past studies show that there are three adjustments the freshmen encountered when they have just entered the university. They are academic, social and psychological adjustments. The purpose of this study is to investigate the difference between full-time and part-time students in adjusting to universities. The survey methodology was employed and totally 265 first year students from 5 Hong Kong universities have returned the questionnaire. The findings show that the full-time students can transit better to university than part-time students in the academic, social and psychological adjustments.

Keywords: adjustment, full-time, part-time, transition

To Cite this Article: YAU, H. K., & CHENG, A. L. F. (2013). An analysis of student transition to university: full-time vs. part-time students. International Education Research, 1(3), 30-37.

Copyright © Hon Keung YAU & Alison Lai Fong CHENG

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An Analysis of Student Transition to University: Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students