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Asempapa, Bridget – Journal of International Students, 2019
Graduate counseling programs in the United States have increased their population of international students. However, limited studies have addressed the challenges of international students, specifically in school counseling programs. Considering the cultural disparities that exist for international school counseling students and the challenges…
Descriptors: Mentors, Supervision, Supervisors, Foreign Students
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Nghia, Tran Le Huu – Journal of International Students, 2019
This article reports a study that investigated prospective and current Vietnamese international students' motivations to study abroad and their immigration intentions. Analyses of 55 intercept interviews and 313 responses to a survey revealed 12 push and pull factors that motivated students to pursue overseas studies and 18 sociocultural,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Study Abroad, Immigration, Vietnamese People
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Nishioka, Silvia Alves; Akol, Defne – Journal of International Students, 2019
This mixed-method study examined whether Brazilian students in the US use an indigenous problem-solving practice, "jeitinho," as a coping strategy for acculturative stress. Forty-two participants answered an online survey, which was a culmination of demographic information, the Acculturative Stress Scale for International Students,…
Descriptors: Coping, Stress Variables, Stereotypes, Student Adjustment
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Pazil, Nur Hafeeza Ahmad – Journal of International Students, 2019
The purpose of this study is to explore close friendships and intimacy practices of Malaysian students in the context of living abroad. Some of the new close friends, specifically co-national friends in the UK, are perceived as "family" although some of them have not yet acquired family-like qualities in their relationships. Due to the…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Friendship, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries
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Hou, Ning; Fan, Jinyan; Tan, James; Stuhlman, Melissa; Liu, Cong; Paez, Gustavo Valdez – Journal of International Students, 2019
The perception of being ostracized in a foreign country is a great obstacle that may lead to international students' strain. The present study aimed to understand ostracism from the perspective of adult attachment. We proposed a moderated mediation model in which attachment anxiety was hypothesized as an antecedent of ostracism and as a moderator…
Descriptors: Barriers, Attachment Behavior, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Mejri, Sami – Journal of International Students, 2019
Guided by the theories of cultural intelligence and social distance, the purpose of this quantitative non-experimental study was to determine whether first-year American-born college students' political party affiliations and cultural intelligence (CQ) relate to their self-reported social distances (SDs) from international students. One hundred…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Political Attitudes, Social Distance, Peer Relationship
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Ryan, Jonathon; Rabbidge, Michael; Wang, Yi; Field, Jenny – Journal of International Students, 2019
While the satisfaction of international students is frequently surveyed, much of this research is based on a very limited range of closed-item data collection methods, producing findings that partially reflect the researchers' assumptions in designing the survey items. Recognizing the potential value in using methods that are more openended and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Students, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Xing, Deyu; Bolden, Benjamin – Journal of International Students, 2019
This study employed narrative inquiry to understand the oral English learning motivation of Chinese international students with low oral English proficiency through their academic acculturation stories. Expectancy-value theory served as the theoretical framework to inform the study design and the interpretation of results. Findings suggest all…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Jiang, Xiushan; Kim, Dongbin – Journal of International Students, 2019
This study sought to examine whether international master's recipients (IMRs) who graduated from U.S. institutions have different early career outcomes in major and job match, annual earnings, and career satisfaction from their counterpart domestic master's recipients (DMRs). By analyzing combined datasets of National Survey of Recent College…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Masters Degrees
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Mikuláš, Josek; Jitka, Svobodová – Journal of International Students, 2019
This paper examines a large dataset of questionnaire responses (n = 5,321) of international students who have studied abroad (mainly via the Erasmus+ programme). Their acculturation experiences with campus discrimination (an acculturative stressor), academic support (a mediator of acculturation) and academic satisfaction (an outcome of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Acculturation
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Wolf, Debra M.; Phung, Linh – Journal of International Students, 2019
A case study was conducted to explore the experiences of Chinese nurses when completing a graduate nursing degree taught in English (as a second language) in the United States over a 1-year period. The study explored language, academic, and social challenges perceived by the students, strategies used to overcome challenges, and academic support…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Nurses, Asians, Graduate Students
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Liu, Yang; Dong, Yue – Journal of International Students, 2019
Compared to the role of communication with host nationals in promoting migrating individuals' acculturation, Chinese students' interaction with non-host nationals has not received enough attention due to the notion of dualism. The theorization of acculturation underscored by dualism has been challenged by a holistic viewpoint that considers…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Cultural Background, Acculturation, College Students
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Elturki, Eman; Liu, Yang; Hjeltness, Justyna; Hellmann, Kate – Journal of International Students, 2019
This research assesses the first cohort of pathway students' needs and their academic and sociocultural experiences at a US university. A needs analysis survey, individual student interviews, and a follow-up survey were used for data collection. Understanding lectures, completing assignments, and building social relationships with domestics were…
Descriptors: Barriers, Foreign Students, Interpersonal Relationship, Assignments
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Boyaci, Adnan; Oz, Yakup – Journal of International Students, 2019
In this study, factors affecting the college choice of international students (CCIS) are investigated based on the opinions of international students at a state university (Anadolu University) in Turkey. A case study design is employed and opinions of students are analyzed in accordance with whether they are scholarship or non-scholarship…
Descriptors: State Universities, Developing Nations, College Choice, Student Characteristics
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Shalka, Tricia R.; Corcoran, Chloe S.; Magee, Brian T. – Journal of International Students, 2019
Leadership development has been identified as an important outcome of higher education in the United States. However, relatively few scholars have investigated leadership development outcomes of international students studying in U.S. postsecondary contexts. Using data from the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership, the purpose of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Mentors, College Students, Leadership Training
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