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A phenomenological investigation of challenges and coping mechanisms associated with the transition from high school to university

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dc.contributor.advisor Thwala, J.D.
dc.contributor.author Molapisi, Adelaide Tsholofelo
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-08T09:19:08Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-08T09:19:08Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/959
dc.description A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Arts in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at the University of Zululand, South Africa, 2009. en_US
dc.description.abstract While entering the university is often a wonderful experience to a number of students, to some students it is very a challenging exposure to a degree where they even end up discontinuing their studies. This study was concerned with the challenges and coping mechanisms that students used as they were confronted by the university environment. The purposive sample of ten students was selected from the University of Zululand student population and they volunteered participation in the study. The research findings of this study indicated that many students found entering the university very challenging, as the environment there was experienced as impersonal, demanding, competitive and directionless. The aim of the research study was to investigate students' experiences in association with the transition from high school to university and to identify mechanisms that they used to handle the transition in question. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Academic performance en_US
dc.subject University life en_US
dc.title A phenomenological investigation of challenges and coping mechanisms associated with the transition from high school to university en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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