ERIC Number: EJ1008021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Chinese International Students' Personal and Sociocultural Stressors in the United States
Yan, Kun; Berliner, David C.
Journal of College Student Development, v54 n1 p62-84 Jan-Feb 2013
To date, no empirical research has focused solely upon understanding the personal and sociocultural stressors of Chinese international students in the United States. This qualitative inquiry examined what the most stressful aspects of their personal and social lives in the United States are, how they characterize their stress, and what conditions they believe tend to account for their stress. This study reveals that the life of Chinese students in the United States is not easy and that these students have to endure multifaceted life stresses. These results can be used to help Chinese international students adapt to the American educational environment and to improve the services and programs American universities deliver to their foreign students.
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Foreign Students, Stress Variables, Sociocultural Patterns, Individual Characteristics, Stress Management, Social Isolation, Cultural Differences, Financial Problems, Immigration, Foreign Policy, Coping, Semi Structured Interviews, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Student Development, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; United States