TITTLE: I'm so homesick! Freshman Blues and Psychological Growth
How to help your college freshman cope with being homesick.
Published on September 4, 2010 by F. Diane Barth, L.C.S.W.
New York University , Langone Medical Centre
SUMMARY: Fitting in and balancing social / academic life as a freshman can be stressful. Not only would have one came out from the nest of their parents or guidance it also means getting into a new social life and altogether making a new family as times progresses. During this whole overwhelming transition, students tend to feel far from home because of everything which is going on in their lives but can not be shared with parents and close friends like previous times because of the distance between college and home.
PERSONAL EVALUATION: The source helped me realise that being home sick varies from student to student. In most cases students do not realise they are home sick except their behavioural changes. This is because of the communication levels between students and home or rather the necessities on the information passed.
SEARCH STRATEGY: Using Vogel library site I was able to navigate to the “Transition to College” tab under IS 101 (All Sections): Orange EXCELeration 2013. On the expansion from the tittle Transition to College: Separation and Change for Parents and Students. I was able to find articles written by New York University Langone Medical Centre where I was able to denote all this information from.
Magazine: Rolling Stone
Tittle: The lost freshman
Date: 3/18/2004 Issue 944, page 62,
SUMMARY: Depression is most likely to be linked with home sickness. However on this article it shows the depths students rather, freshman activities they do, not realising that they are depressed. The article highlights death through suicide as the extent of what depression does to students ; depression being one of the characteristics of being home sick