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Adjustment Challenges for East Asian International Students

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dc.contributor.author Wang, Mian
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-31T14:19:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-31T14:19:52Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-31
dc.identifier.other LB2376.4 .W36 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/52167
dc.description.abstract The process of adjusting to a new cultural environment is often considered to be quite stressful. International students of East Asian backgrounds sometimes experience even greater adjustment challenges (e.g., language barriers) which may lead to elevated stress levels. The psychological well-being of these students is also endangered if their excessive stress is not controlled and ameliorated. The current thesis therefore provides an in-depth review of literature documenting common stressors reported by East Asian international students, and the relationship of such stressors to possible outcomes such as depression and anxiety disorders. To better inform services providers about East Asian international students’ unique needs, help-seeking attitudes and behaviors of these students will also be briefly reviewed. Limitations of prior studies, future research directions, as well as suggestions for ways to better assist East Asian internationals are also discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Students, Foreign -- United States en_US
dc.subject Students, Foreign -- Psychology en_US
dc.subject College students -- Psychology en_US
dc.subject Asian students -- Education (Higher) en_US
dc.subject Stress (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject Student adjustment. en_US
dc.subject East Asian en_US
dc.subject International students en_US
dc.subject Mental health en_US
dc.title Adjustment Challenges for East Asian International Students en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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