Adjustment to College of Home Schooled and Traditionally Schooled Students

Date of Graduation

Spring 2003


Master of Science in Counseling


Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education

Committee Chair

Joseph Hulgus


The issue of whether socialization benefits differ between home schooled and traditionally schooled students has been a much debated issue, particularly as the number of home schooled students continues to increase. The majority of research conducted regarding home schooled students has focused on academic achievement. Studies that have been conducted investigating the socialization of home schooled students have primarily targeted elementary to high school aged populations. Existing research offers little insight into the socialization of the home schooled population enrolled in post-secondary education. The purpose of this study was to identify what, if any differences exist between home schooled and traditionally schooled students regarding adjustment to college, paying particular attention to social adjustment. The results of this study found no significant difference between the two populations regarding social adjustment to college. The implications of this and other related results are discussed.

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