For most young adults, acquiring a roommate is a psychologically and sociall...
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Interpersonal relationships amongst young adults influences adjustment and attachment to college careers. Roommate difficulties trump alcohol abuse in causes of poor academic performance (American College Health Association, 2012). Roommates can cause 1 out of 4 individuals to reconsider living arrangements or attendance to a college (Bradbury & Mathur, 2009). Roommate relationships are the greatest disappointment of first year college attendance, and negatively impacts overall satisfaction (Keup, 2007). Numerous studies have been conducted that validate the impact of friendship and roommates on college students, especially in the initial year of their education. Once again, positive interactions and communication determines friendship more than proximity or frequency, which is enough to discredit the phrase ‘familiarity breeds contempt’.
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