The Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire (SACQ) for Use With Romanian Students

Blanca Grama


The paper discusses the cultural adaptation of the SACQ — The Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire, in Romania. It describes the translation and adaptation process, the structure of the Romanian normative sample and the psychometric characteristics of the Romanian form of the measure. Also, conclusions drawn are discussed regarding implications of the normative sample, regarding comparisons between specific criterion groups contained in the normative sample. Our interest on SACQ is based on two general reasons. First of all, SACQ is the most popular questionnaire that measures multi-dimensionally the students’ adaptation to college, and secondly, we wish to bring to the market an instrument which may be useful to all counseling centers from the universities and high-schools in Romania. In Romania, the standardized sample had a volume of 1806 subjects, out of which 1167 were women (64.61%) and 639 men (35.38%), to maintain equivalence in proportions to the total of the student population in universities. The participants aged 17 to 64 years old, 94.7% of the students were 25 years old, and 75.19% were first-year students.


adaptation to college, academic adjustment, attachment

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