Ethnocultural Person—Environment Fit and College Adjustment: Some Implications for College Counselors


Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling, The University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812-3663 (e-mail:


The authors investigated the relationship between students' ethnocultural person-environment (P-E) fit and college adjustment. They hypothesized differences between P-E fit of ethnocultural minority versus majority students at a predominantly White university but did not expect differences in adjustment. Furthermore, they explored the effects of ethnicity and sex on P-E fit and adjustment. Findings generally supported the hypotheses. The authors provide recommendations to increase college counselors' effectiveness in working with diverse clients.