Finance, personal communicaiton problems trouble Chinese college students

14:31, March 22, 2011      

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A survey released Monday from a third-party education consultancy has suggested that financial problem and interpersonal issues make two major burdens for Chinese college freshmen.

The report from MyCOS revealed that 30 percent of the surveyed consider themselves financially troubled, and 40 percent are facing communication problems among themselves.

More than 21 percent of the male students surveyed said that they could not afford college tuition and living expenses because of their poor family background, higher than the percentage of female students. More male students encounter financial constraints because of expenditure on interpersonal activities, electronic products, and recreational activities than their female counterparts.

By contrast, more female students encounter financial problems because of expenditure on the pursuit of fashion and relatively necessary fields such as communications and examinations than male students.

According to the survey results, 39 percent of the 2010 college freshmen said they have interpersonal problems.

Over 20 percent of male students said they have problems making friends with the opposite sex, higher than 15 percent proportion for female students. The percentages of male students who have problems getting along with their classmates, teachers, or parents are higher than those of female students. However, women are not always better in dealing with interpersonal relations. The survey results showed that over 15 percent of female students have problems getting along with their roommates, higher than their male peers.

By People's Daily Online
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