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ERIC Number: EJ1140940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-3478
International Student-Athletes and Stress: Implications for American Universities' Administrators
Rodriguez, Arturo
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, v10 n2 p39-47 Fall 2014
This article explores the difficulties that international student-athletes encounter while attending an institution of higher education in the U.S. Most international student-athletes are able to quickly adapt to their new environment; however, there are some that struggle to integrate themselves into the new culture and the new team environment. Many stressors are the same for international students and international student-athletes; however, student-athletes face additional stressors related to maintaining a scholarship and on-court/on-field performance, as well as team dynamics and their relationship with their coach or coaching staff. Student athlete stressors and coping mechanisms are explored and analyzed in the grounded theory study. Implications for college and university administrators, as well as coaches are also explored.
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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: Louisiana
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