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ERIC Number: EJ1066283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2162-3104
The Forgotten Half: Understanding the Unique Needs of International Student Partners
Lei, Danni; Woodend, Jon D.; Nutter, Sarah K.; Ryan, Alyssa R.; Cairns, Sharon L.
Journal of International Students, v5 n4 p447-458 Sep-Oct 2015
With the increasing enrollment of international students in North American universities, the need to support the adjustment of international students has also increased. One factor consistently identified as essential to successful student adjustment is having a strong support network, including familial support. Previous research investigating the needs of international students' partners is limited and has suggested that partners may face greater barriers to adjustment than international students. The current study was conducted to better understand the needs of partners as well as potential barriers they face when attempting to access services. Although limited by sample size, the results suggested that partners are interested in increased support in helping their transition to local living and mainstream culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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