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School Adjustment

  1. Holly A. Reich,
  2. Kelly S. Flanagan

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0824

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Reich, H. A. and Flanagan, K. S. 2010. School Adjustment. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

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  1. Wheaton College

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


School adjustment is the degree of school acculturation required or adaptations necessitated for maximizing the educational fit between students' unique characteristics and the distinct nature and requirements of learning environments. Indeed, a student's school adjustment depends on the match between his or her competencies and needs and the demands of the school environment. School adjustment may fluctuate across schools and years or across different domains or classrooms within the same year and is influenced by a myriad of complex and interconnected factors.


  • school adjustment;
  • school transition;
  • resilience