Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Freshmen face a critical time in their lives when they step on to the college or university campus. They encounter new people, new rules, and an entirely new environment. The experience can be demanding, frightening and stressful. The first impression of a college or university does influence the character of a student's other early experiences. Students need to separate from the past and make a transition into a new social and intellectual world. Russel and Thompson (1980) stated that even positive events create stress on one's mental and physical health that requires an increased amount of coping skills and support.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Michael D. Waggoner
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©1990 Beverly A. Meyer
Meyer, Beverly A., "The freshman year experience: Orientation as a key to retention" (1990). Graduate Research Papers. 2906.