Adjustment of New Boarders in Boys’ and Girls’ Hostel of Gangadhar Meher University

  • Dharitri Biswal School of Education, Gangadhar Meher University, Sambalpur, Odisha, India
  • Sanjaya Sahu Research Scholar, School of Education, Gangadhar Meher University, Sambalpur, Odisha, India
  • Suruchi Sahoo School of Education, Gangadhar Meher University, Sambalpur, Odisha, India
Keywords: Adjustment, New boarders, Boys’ hostel, Girls’ hostel, Gangadhar Meher University


The well-adjusted students have a greater probability of being integrated and balanced personality, socially familiar, cheerful and wholesome life, and environmentally dynamic. They require adjusting in various aspects, viz, home adjustment, health adjustment, social adjustment, emotional adjustment, and educational adjustment. In this increasing suicide rate and conflicts in society, students’ adjustment in educational institutions and hostels is a noticeable area to be studied because students are considered as one of the important tenets of future human resources. A hostel is a place where students live in a supervised environment. Hostel life has a great impact on the academic achievement and health status of the students. Therefore, here an attempt was made to study the home, social, health, emotional, and educational adjustment of new boarders in boys’ and girls’ hostel of Gangadhar Meher University, Sambalpur. A total sample of 120 newly enrolled undergraduate students was taken randomly, out of which 60 boys and 60 girls from GM University hostels were selected. For this study, a descriptive survey method was employed by the researcher. The ‘Adjustment Inventory for college students’ developed by A.K.P.Sinha and R.P.Singh was used by the researcher to collect data. The collected data were analyzed and interpreted by using the “t” test. The findings revealed that no significant difference was found in home and health adjustment of the new boarders of boys’ and girls’ hostel. In contrast, a significant difference was found in social, emotional, and educational adjustment.

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