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International Affairs and Development Program

First Advisor

Gaylene Perrault


The purpose of this study was to identify freshman international students' self perception of their adaptations to new academic, social, and personal-emotional adjustments and attachment to the college environment. The instrument used was the Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire (SACQ). The SACQ is a 67-item, self-report questionaire that was administered to study subjects. One hundred subjects stratified by 1st semester and 1st and 2nd quarter students who were attending five colleges/universities in the metropolitan Atlanta area, formed the sample for the study. The site of this study was Atlanta, Georgia, and the participating institutions provided the meeting place to administer the SACQ. The statistical procedure used was the t test. 'The level of significance was set at .05. Findings indicate statistical significant differences on all four scales when compared to certain groups.