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ERIC Number: EJ1159318
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Predictors of Psychological Adaptation of Cape Verdean Students in Portugal
Neto, Félix; Wilks, Daniela C.
Journal of College Student Development, v58 n7 p1087-1100 Oct 2017
We examined the predictors of psychological adaptation regarding subjective well-being and loneliness among international students. The sample included 243 Cape Verdean students attending Portuguese universities, and the control group was composed by 265 native-born Portuguese students. The latter group reported higher levels of well-being and lower levels of loneliness than Cape Verdean students. Multiple regressions revealed that ethnic orientation, national orientation, academic satisfaction, and sociocultural competence explained 51% of the variance in subjective well-being; ethnic identity, perceived discrimination, and sociocultural competence explained 26% of the variance in loneliness. Findings raise a number of issues that are discussed in the light of previous research.
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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: Portugal
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: UCLA Loneliness Scale; Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure
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