Adjustment During Late Adolescence And Medium Of Instruction

  • Bhavana V. Assistant professor, PBMMEC and Research Scholar, Department of Social Work, JSS Research Foundation, University of Mysore, Mysuru
  • Kumudini Achchi Assistant professor and Research guide, Department of Social Work ,JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Ooty road, Mysuru
Keywords: adjustment, adolescence, medium of instruction


Adjustment is a satisfactory adaptation to the demands of day-to-day life and may be defined as a process by means of which the individual seeks to maintain psychological equilibrium and propel himself towards self enhancement. It is the outcome of the individual‘s attempt to deal with the stress and meet his needs: also his efforts to maintain harmonious relationships with the environment. Being a major concern in all developmental stages, it is of great relevance during adolescence; a period of many hormone based complex changes in the body and mind leading to emotional, physical and social maturation, so as to prepare the individual for functional independence in adult life. Adapting to the changes within themselves and to the changed expectations of the society is a major developmental task of the adolescence stage. Late adolescence and the period following, often referred to as emerging adulthood, have been noted as particularly important for setting the stage for continued development through the life span as individuals begin to make choices and engage in a variety of activities that are influential for the rest of their lives. At this age, they are exposed to a new system of education that is college set up. The present study focusses on the adjustment problems faced by the adolescent students due to change in medium of instruction and tries to explore their adjustment levels with respect to it. The study concludes highlighting intervention paradigm to deal with adolescent problems in social work point of view


Baer, C. J. (1958). The school progress and adjustment of underage and overage students. Journal of Educational Psychology, 49(1), 17-19.
Bhagat(2016)Comparative study of adjustment among secondary school boys and girlsISSN .International Journal of Applied Research 2016; 2(7): 91-95ISSN Online: 2394-5869
Bhartiya(2017)Study of Correlation between Adjustment and Environmental Awareness in High School Students of Assam (India)International Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences ISSN 0973-6077 Volume 12, Number 3 (2017), pp. 421-431
Bijoyeta(2016)A study on the adjustment problems and academic achievement among school going adolescents, International Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry Volume : 4, Issue : 2Online ISSN : 2320-6233.Article DOI : 10.5958/2320-6233.2016.00010.9 =003
Chamyal D, Manral B (2017), A Comparative Study of the Adjustment among Secondary and Senior Secondary School Students of Almora District, International Journal of Indian Psychology, Volume 4, Issue 2, No. 85, ISSN:2348-5396 (e), ISSN:2349-3429 (p), DIP:18.01.009/20170402, ISBN: 978-1-365-68608-5
Hee Moon(2015)influence of Academic Resilience, Self-Efficacy and Depression on College Life Adjustment in Korea's Nursing College Students, Indian Journal of Science and Technology, Vol 8(19), DOI: 10.17485/ijst/2015/v/77003, August 2015 ISSN (Print) : 0974-6846 ISSN (Online) : 0974-5645.
HerlockB(2000)‗developmental,psychology-a life span approach‘ Tata MgraHill publishing company , New Delhi.
Hilary (1994)Emotional, Social, and Academic Adjustment of CollegeStudents: A Longitudinal Study of Retention,First published: 2 January Journal of Counseling & Development 199,DOI: 10.1002/j.1556-6676.1994.tb00935.x Volume72, Issue3
Hiremanth (2014)Assessment of the Knowledge and Attitude Regarding AdjustmentProblemsamongNursingStudents,DOINo:10.5958/2349-2996.2017.00084.2 Volume No: 7 Issue No. : 3 Asian journal for nursing ducation%20and%20Research;PID=2017-7-3-31
Jain(2017)A Studyof Correlation between Adjustment and Academic Achievement,Journals: International Journal of Social Relevance & Concern ISSN-2347-9698Volume 5 Issue 6 June 2017
Judy (1992)M An empirical test of a model of nontraditional student adjustment.. Journalof Counseling Psychology, Vol 39(2), Apr 1992, 193-202
Kumar, Yogesh and Pathak, V. 2014. Mental Health and Social Adjustment among College Students, Int. J. Pub. Mental Health and Neuroscience, 1(1): 11-14, ISSN:
Lerner, R. M., & Steinberg, L. (2009). The scientific study of adolescent development. In R. M. Lerner, & L. Steinberg (Eds.), Handbook of Adolescent Psychology (3rd ed., pp. 3–14). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley
Mahmoudi(2012)InfluenceofAdjustmentandSelf-esteemonFamilyEnvironment ,APRI 3,2012 ADJUSTMENT(Home/Family and School)Education Awareness and Research
Mishra(2012) To assess home and educational adjustment in college going students across gender : A comparative study of Lucknow city ADVANCE RESEARCH JOURNALOF SOCIAL SCIENCE Volume 3 | Issue 2 | December, 2012 | 238-240
Nair(2017)A Study on Spiritual Intelligence among Higher Secondary Students in Relation to Their Social Adjustment, Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Science Volume 5 ~ Issue 3 (2017) pp: 38-42) pp: 38-42 ISSN(Online) : 2321-9467
Nitesh N. Patel (2017)Adjustment among Private and Government Nursing College‘s Girl Students Who Studding From Home and Hostel,DIP®DIP: 18.01.017/20170501Volume 5, Issue 1 The International Journal of Indian Psychology
P saravanavel(2008) ‗Research methodology‘ KitabMahal,New Delhi
Prabha(2017) Adjustment, perceived safety and mental well being among professional college students, Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences | January 2017 | Volume 3 | Issue 1
Psychology Ravi Shankar University, Raipur
Sangeeta, Chirag 2012. A study of adjustment problems of college students in relation to gender, social-economic status and academic achievement. International Journal of Social & Movement Sciences, Volume. 01, Issue 2, 2014.
Sinha, A.k.P., and Singh, R.P. (1995), Adjustment inventory for college students. Agra: National psychological corporation.
Shah Jyotsna, Bhawna (2012), A study on Social Maturity, School Adjustment and Academic achievement among residential school girls,Journal of education and practice, Vol 3, No 7
Thakar(2104) A Study of Adjustment on Academic Achievement of High School Students Vol. 2, Issue: 7, July 2014, International Journal of Research in all Subjects in Mufti Languages (IJRSML) ISSN: 2321 – 2853
Vandana Chauhan (2013) A study on adjustment of higher secondary school students of drug district; OSR Journal of Research & Method in Education (IOSR-JRME) eISSN:2320–7388,p-ISSN:2320–737XVolume1,Issue1,PP 50-52. . M.V.R. Raju and T. KhajaRahamtulla (2007). ―Adjustment Problems amonschoolStudents‖, journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, January 2007, Vol. 33, No.1, 73-79.
Zhang, Jing & Goodson, Patricia. (2011). Predictors of international students‘ psychosocial adjustment to life in the United States: A systematic review. International Journal of Intercultural Relations - INT J INTERCULT RELAT. 35. 139-162. 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2010.11.011.