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POLYDORO, Soely A. J. et al. Development of a scale for student adaptation to academic enviroment assessment . PsicoUSF [online]. 2001, vol.6, n.1, pp. 11-17. ISSN 1413-8271.

This research presents the development of a scale to assess student’s adaptation to academic environment. A sample of 633 students from humanities, engineering and biological colleges answered to the questionnaire. The scale included 46 items and the full-scale alpha reliability coefficient was .86. The exploratory factor analysis resulted in 12-factor solution. Using confirmatory factor analysis it was corroborated a two broader factor organization one referring to external aspects including college environment, satisfaction, and attachment, the other referring to internal aspects including coping, physical reactions, and humor.

Keywords : Academic environment; College student characteristics; Psychological assessment; Measures of satisfaction.

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