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Adolescents' Adjustment during Transition to University: From the Perspective of Life-span Development

TAO Sha (Institute of Developmental Psychology, BNU, Beijing 100875, China)  
The perspective of life-span development emphasizes the significance of important transitions for individuals' development. From this perspective, the attendance to university is an important developmental transition for adolescents, which implies multiple challenges as well as new chances. Individuals have to fulfil the tasks of adjust-ment on study, interpersonal relationship, self-help in daily life, person/environment identity, and physical/psychological feelings. The previous studies indicated that individuals usually reported that there were more difficulties on study and interpersonal relationship. Individuals' adjustment during the transition to university can be viewed as one special type of development, which is significantly distinct in its pattern and process. Understanding individuals' adjustment during the transition to university would be of great value in theoryconstruction and to university psychological guidance for university students.
【CateGory Index】: B844.2
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