College adjustment, especially in the first-year, is an important factor to students' life, as it affects their study persistence, achievement, and even well-being. Even though the results were varied, personality traits were proposed to be a predictor of adjustment. This study examined the influence of personality traits on college adjustment of first-year students in Indonesia. It also investigated whether adjustment of students from different study majors was influenced by same traits. In this cross-sectional field study, 343 first-year students from several universities and from three broad study majors (science-technology, social science majors, and health science) in Indonesia had been participated. The measurement scales used were Indonesian adaptation version of Baker and Siryk's Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire (SACQ) and Costa and McCrae's NEO Personality Inventory-Revised (NEO PI-R) short form. Linear regression analysis showed that personality traits did contribute to first-year students' adjustment, especially neuroticism, extraversion, and conscientiousness traits. However, different results were found when comparing among three major clusters. Only extraversion and neuroticism traits influenced students from science-technology and health science majors. Based on these findings, implication and suggestion for college and college students will be described further.
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||International Conference on Education and Psychology - JP, Fukuoka, Japan|
Duration: 1 Jan 2017 → …
|Conference||International Conference on Education and Psychology|
|Period||1/01/17 → …|
- college adjustment; personality traits; undergraduate students; first-year students; study major.