ERIC Number: EJ1159318
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
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.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Student Adjustment, Foreign Students, College Students, Well Being, Psychological Patterns, Comparative Analysis, Regression (Statistics), Ethnicity, Nationalism, Student Satisfaction, Academic Achievement, Cultural Awareness, Social Influences, Competence, Hypothesis Testing, Student Surveys, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Self Concept Measures, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: UCLA Loneliness Scale; Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure
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