College days prove happier for female students than for males

“They may have more money, but male students find it harder to adjust to college life than females. A new survey shows females are more satisfied with their friendships, relationships, accommodation and study. Males score better on finance and working part time. Unsurprisingly, the survey found the quality of life in college is poorer for students from lower socio-economic backgrounds and among those whose parents have lower levels of educational attainment. ‘Similarly, students who are not living in their parental home report markedly lower levels of satisfaction with finances and accommodation. More seriously, there is also evidence that they have lower satisfaction with relationships, and lower well-being and health,’ it found …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 3 February]

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