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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

27

Number

1

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

Most people will experience adversity in their lives. Research has shown that people may experience positive growth after an adverse event. University can be an adverse event for students. This study investigates whether students experience adversarial growth because of their university experience and the process by which this growth occurs. Eight participants (five male, three female) took part in semi-structured interviews during which they were asked about their experiences of growth during their time at university. Using thematic analysis, five themes were established from the interviews: 1) Sources of stress, 2) Experience not matching expectations, 3) Areas of positive growth, 4) Areas of negative growth, 5) Coping strategies/support. Results indicated that most participants had experienced adversarial growth.

Keyword

Students; University; Adversarial Growth;

Document Type

articles

DCMI Type

Text

Language

English

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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