Adaptation of Students to University Milieu: A Social-Phenomenological Analysis

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Phenomenological sociology, due to its specific approach to the study of society, has become the theoretical and methodological basis for analyzing a number of social phenomena, conventionally termed as “subjective”. To these phenomena we refer adaptation — a complex social-psychological process, involving the individual’s immersion into a new socio-cultural milieu and, consequently, initiating ambiguous shifts in personal development. The article describes the results of the research carried out in April, 2012 and focused on adaptation processes characteristic for PFUR students, with the analysis relying on the depth interview method within the framework of this theoretical paradigm.

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L Yu Bronzino

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

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Sociology Chair

A E Volchina

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia


Sociology Chair


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