In September 2013, to examine the correlations among peer relations, learning activities with friends, and university adjustment, a questionnaire was distributed to 148 female university students in Japan. The participants responded to three scales that measured their peer relations at the university, learning activities with friends, and university adjustment. Major findings of this study included the following: 1) Peer relations correlated positively with four factors of learning activities with friends, which in turn correlated positively with three factors of university adjustment as well. 2) As results of structural equation model (SEM), peer relations significantly predicted four factors of learning activities with friends (β = .26, p p p p β = .16, p β = .31, p β = .22, p β = .17, p Overall, the results indicate that students with good peer relationships have opportunities to learn and help their friends in learning activities. Thus, we suggest that learning behaviors contribute to the increase in sense of university adjustment.
Rumi Matsushima, Kyoto Notre Dame University, Japan
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