The Relationship between University life Adaptation, Sex and Gender Role Identity

대학 생활적응과 성별 및 성 역할 정체감의 관련성 연구

  • Received : 2018.03.26
  • Accepted : 2018.06.20
  • Published : 2018.06.28


The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of sex and gender role identity on college life adaptation. The participants were 142 male and 146 female students. The university life adaptation scale and gender role identity scale were carried out, and we conducted a parallel multiple mediator model using Process macro. As a result, while the effect of sex on adaptation level and resources was significant, the explanatory power increased to a meaningful level when effect of gender role identity was considered. In the adaptation level, the effects of masculinity and femininity are similar in magnitude, but in the resources, masculinity has a more positive effect. Finally, male students were mediated through masculinity and female students were mediated through femininity, which has a positive effect on adaptation. These results suggest a differentiated guidance direction according to sex and identity, and suggest that enterprising and challenging spirit is important.


University Student;Adaptation;Sex;Gender Role Identity;Masculinity;Femininity


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