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dc.contributor.advisor Sodi, T.
dc.contributor.advisor Nkoana, S.
dc.contributor.advisor Darikwa, T. Sakala, Ruvimbo 2019-03-15T08:04:05Z 2019-03-15T08:04:05Z 2018
dc.description Thesis (M. A. (Psychology)) -- University of Limpopo, 2018 en_US
dc.description.abstract Upon entering the university environment, first year students encounter what could be described as a “foreign culture”, and have to reconcile conflicting transitional spaces of their home and university identities. This adjustive demand can lead to some considerable levels of psychological distress. This study examined the level of psychological health in first year students. It also evaluated whether factors such as monetary background, residential area, race and the availability of bursaries affect students’ transition into “university life”. First year students (N = 300; male = 135; female = 165) completed the General Health Questionnaire-12 at the University of Limpopo. A substantial percentage (that is, 30.33%) of the participants was found to have or is prone to psychological health problems. This finding is consistent with the results of previous studies which have found that some students may be susceptible to mental health problems predating their entry into university. There was no significant difference between the levels of psychological health between males and females and bursary users and those that are funded by their parents or guardians. There was also no significant difference between those that live in the rural areas and those from the cities. However, the figures between those that are poor and rich were strikingly noteworthy. en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 64 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
dc.relation.requires Adobe Acrobat Reader en_US
dc.subject First year students en_US
dc.subject Psychological health en_US
dc.subject Stress en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Psychology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Health -- Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Stress (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Distress (Psychology) en_US
dc.title The study of the psychological health of first year students at the Univesity of Limpopo en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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