High school to college transition

The transition to college is a difficult period of adjustment for many adolescents. The college transition is associated with a rapid decrease in parent and teacher support and an increase in academic expectations. Many adolescents make this transition smoothly and do not engage in risky behaviors despite the increased freedom that comes with college. However, other adolescents start engaging in risky behaviors such as smoking, alcohol, and drug use and their academic performance suffers as a result. We are currently conducting a longitudinal study designed to identify factors that predict adolescents making a successful transition to college. Adolescents will be followed from the end of their senior year in high school through the end of their first year in college and will complete questionnaires at three time points. Adolescents will be compensated for their time and effort.

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