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ERIC Number: EJ1073083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1037-2911
A Comparison of International and Domestic Tertiary Students in Australia
Khawaja, Nigar G.; Dempsey, Jenny
Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, v18 n1 p30-46 Jul 2008
In this study international and domestic students were compared on variables such as accommodation and financial satisfaction, social support, mismatched expectations, academic stress, dysfunctional coping, and psychological distress. International and domestic students (N = 86 for each group), enrolled at a large Australian university based in a capital city, completed a battery of questionnaires. Results demonstrate that in comparison to domestic students, international students had less social support, used more dysfunctional coping strategies and had greater incongruence between their expectations and experiences of university life. The results endorse the significance of providing high quality supportive and orientation programs to international students, to enhance their social support and coping strategies, which, as demonstrated, are lacking.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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