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Adekeye, Olujide A and Alao, A. A. and Gesinde, A. M. and Adejuwo, Grace A. and Adeusi, Sussan O (2015) INSTITUTIONAL REGULATIONS AND STUDENTS’ ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS: A CASE STUDY OF COVENANT UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. In: ICERI 2015 Conference, 16th-18th November 2015, Seville, Spain.

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Background: This study discusses students’ adjustment problems to institutional regulations and Covenant University is the case study. The main purpose of the study was to find out if students have problems adjusting to the university’s code of conduct and other regulations and to also find out the perceived causes of their maladjustment. Method: A 35 item questionnaire was developed for the purpose of this study titled ‘Questionnaire on Institutional Regulations and Students’ Adjustment Problem’. Two hundred (200) respondents were selected using both stratified and random sampling techniques. Three hypotheses were formulated at the 0.05 level of significance. The t test of independent samples, analysis of variance, and multiple regression analysis were used to test the hypotheses. Results: Hypothesis one shows that students in the lower levels are not more maladjusted than students in the higher levels (t =1.020, df = 198, p>0.05) and that male students are more maladjusted than female students (t =.009, df = 198, p<0.05). Hypothesis two shows that there is a positive and significant relationship between participants’ family background and adjustment level. (r=0.426, p<0.05) while the third hypothesis shows that there is a joint and independent interaction of age, sex, college and service units on students adjustment (F (1, 162) =3.614, P=0.05), Conclusion: The study shows the need for policy and plans including making the university counselling centre more effective so as to reduce the number of students circumventing the laid down rules and regulations. These would reduce the alarming rise in delinquency, truancy and anti-social behaviours among the students

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: students, adjustment, Institutional regulations, service units, Covenant University
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2019 08:33
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2019 08:33

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