Challenges Faced by First Year Students

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CHALLENGES FACED BY THE FIRST-YEAR
STUDENTS OF HEILBRONN UNIVERSITY

Anzhalika Karbavets
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CHALLENGES FACED BY THE FIRST-YEAR
STUDENTS OF HEILBRONN UNIVERSITY

IBO 3 –Models and Methods of Data Assessment
WS 2014/15
Ilyas Khan M. A.

Anzhalika Karbavets

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Index of Tables
Table No 1: Multiple Regression ............................................................................................... 14

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Index of Figures
Figure No 1: Research and Hypotheses Model ......................................................................... 11 Figure No 2: Correlation Financial Stress – Challenge ..............................................................15

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Contents
Index of tables ............................................................................................................................ 2 Index of figures ...........................................................................................................................3 Acknowledgements ..................................................................................................................... 5 Abstract ...................................................................................................................................... 6 1. Introduction .............................................................................................................................7 2. Literature review and hypotheses development ......................................................................8 3. Research and hypotheses model ..........................................................................................11 4. Research methods ................................................................................................................11 4.1 Data Collection................................................................................................................. 11 4.2 Population Sample ...........................................................................................................12 4.3 Analysis Technique .......................................................................................................... 12 5. Results and Discussion ......................................................................................................... 12 6. Conclusion ............................................................................................................................18 7. Recommendations ................................................................................................................ 18 8. Declaration ........................................................................................................................... 19 9. Bibliography ..........................................................................................................................20 10. Appendices ......................................................................................................................... 21

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Acknowledgements
I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to all those who gave me the possibility to complete this report.

Many thanks go to Mr. Ilyas Khan for his valuable and constructive suggestions during the planning and development of this research work. His willingness to give his time so generously has been very much appreciated.

I would also like to thank the first-year students of Heilbronn University for participating in the survey. It would not be possible to carry out this project without their support.

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Abstract
In the project, which is called `Challenges Faced by the First-Year Students of Heilbronn University`, I wanted to find out what kind of challenges the first-year students of the faculty of International Business of Heilbronn University have to face in adapting themselves to their new university life and what factors have a positive or negative influence on the level of...

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