Homesickness, Locus of Control and Social Support among First-Year Boarding-School Students

Homesickness, Locus of Control and Social Support among First-Year Boarding-School Students

Abstract

Background. Homesickness is a common experience among students who live in dormitories. Its symptoms may vary and influence students’ academic performance, social involvement, and ability to adapt to a new environment.

Objective. To investigate homesickness, locus of control, and social support among first-year boarding-school students.

Design. This study was conducted to first-year students of boardingschool and involved two hundred and twenty-six students, ages 11-13. A quantitative research design was implemented.

Results. There was a significant influence of locus of control and social support on homesickness among first-year students of boarding school. Social support contributed more to reducing homesickness.

Conclusion. This study can help expand the understanding of homesickness among first-year students, which may lead to improved social support from peers and develop students’ locus of control.

Authors: Zulkarnain Zulkarnain; Debby Anggraini Daulay; Maya Yasmin; Еlvi Andriani Yusuf

Received: 09.07.2018

Accepted: 03.04.2019

PDF: http://psychologyinrussia.com/volumes/pdf/2019_2/Psychology_2_2019_134-145_Zulkarnain.pdf

Pages: 134-145

DOI: 10.11621/pir.2019.0210

Keywords: homesickness, locus of control, social support, first-year students, boarding school

To cite this article: Zulkarnain Z., Daulay D.A., Yusuf E.A., Yasmin M. (2019). World Assumptions and Youth Identity as Predictors of Social Activity Preferences. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 12(2), 115-133

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