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Protective factors that could foster resilience in first year students.

Moleli, Malehlohonolo Florence

Abstract:
Large numbers of students tend to experience failure and dropout in their first year at university. The fundamental aim of this research was to explore protective factors that could foster resilience amongst first year students. It is hoped that resilience research can give young adults the skills and support to survive academic challenges with the help of the university. This study undertook to determine resilience traits that could contribute to academic success. Students who enrolled at the University of the Western Cape for the first time during the year 2003 participated in this study.

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Document Title: Protective factors that could foster resilience in first year students.
Academic Department: Faculty of Education
University: University of the Western Cape
City: Cape Town
No. of Pages: 122


Date:2005
Document Type:Thesis (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Teaching and Learning
Country:South Africa
Keywords:South Africa, University of the Western Cape UWC, Western Cape, Psychology, Student adjustment


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Rights:Copyright: University of the Western Cape
Date Added:31 March 2010


Protective factors that could foster resilience in first year students