Influence of Socio-Economic Status on Social Adjustment of University Students

  • Asiya Anwar Department of Social work, University of Sargodha
  • Abida Parveen Fellow (IPFP) Institute of Education, University of Sargodha
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Institute of Education, University of Sargodha
Keywords: Undergraduate Students, Socio-Economic Status, Student-Exposure, Social Adjustment.


The purpose of the study was to investigate how undergraduate students' social adjustments at the university level are impacted by their socioeconomic status. The study's population consisted of all Sargodha University undergraduate students enrolled in various departments. A total of 550 students were chosen at random from 11 different departments. The Socio-economic status survey for students and the Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire (SACQ) research scales were modified and employed; the corresponding Cronbach Alpha values were 0.90 and 0.79. This descriptive study employed the survey technique. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used in the data analysis process. Major findings were that the majority of students had moderate levels of social adjustment and were from moderate SES backgrounds. Moreover, the majority of the students were better at socially adjusting to others. Male students were better than female students in their social adjustment whereas students with low SES had better social adjustment than students with moderate & high SES. Then, It is suggested that department administrators should arrange student-exposure events including lectures, seminars, group projects, and discussions. The results of this study also showed that teachers' educational practices can be greatly enhanced if they take appropriate considerations into account when taking such activities for the social adjustment of university students.

How to Cite
Asiya Anwar, Abida Parveen, & Mushtaq Ahmad. (2024). Influence of Socio-Economic Status on Social Adjustment of University Students. Research Journal of Social Sciences and Economics Review, 5(2), 10-15.