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ERIC Number: EJ1094877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2162-3104
Doctoral Sojourn Experiences of Adapted Physical Education Students from Asian Countries
Sato, Takahiro
Journal of International Students, v6 n2 p339-366 2016
The purpose of this study was to describe and explain Asian international doctoral students' sojourn experiences into Adapted Physical Education (APE) programs at two universities. The participants were six doctoral students from Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea. This case study was conceptualized within sojourner theory (Siu, 1952). The data sources were a demographic questionnaire and face-to-face interviews conducted during the participants' doctoral studies. The emergent themes were: (a) research challenges; (b) academic, social, and hierarchical relationships with doctoral advisors; (c) burnout; and (d) situation-specific anxiety. To better support international doctoral students, this study encourages academic departments, administrators, faculty, and all doctoral students to learn to view themselves as playing various roles including academic advisors, teachers, and graduate students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan; South Korea; Taiwan
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