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Homesickness in the freshman year

Author(s): Guinagh, B.

Citation: Guinagh, B. (1992). Homesickness in the freshman year. Journal of The Freshman Year Experience, 4(1), 111-120.



Guinagh reports on a study conducted at the University of Florida to measure the extent of homesickness among first-year students. The author also analyzed the components of homesickness, and he utilizes the finding to suggest two ways of helping college students overcome homesickness.


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