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ERIC Number: EJ1158602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
Life Satisfaction among Outbound Students in Northern Sweden
Nilsson, Per A.
World Journal of Education, v5 n4 p87-92 2015
The transition from one's home country to a university abroad can be demanding. This study is a follow-up study exploring life satisfaction among outbound students. Outbound students at Umeå University, Sweden, were surveyed before and after experiencing studying abroad. Thus, the students' life satisfaction could be compared after an international experience with the situation before studying abroad. The same students (individuals) were surveyed both times. The study is based on an initial sample of 143 outbound students, where 57 answered both surveys. It was found that students reported lower levels of satisfaction regarding their study situation, life as a whole, contacts with friends and leisure time after a period abroad. Furthermore, after returning the students reported lower levels of somatic health and psychological health compared with before studying abroad. These were items that significantly affected students' life satisfaction. However, most of the respondents were happy with their daily life activities and partner relationships.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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