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ERIC Number: EJ1166769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2162-3104
Away from Home: A Qualitative Exploration of Health Experiences of Nigerian Students in a U.K. University
Alloh, Folashade T.; Tait, Desiree; Taylor, Clare
Journal of International Students, v8 n1 p1-20 2018
This study explored the factors that contribute to the health experience of Nigerian students in the United Kingdom. Challenges faced by international students include dietary issues, isolation, stress, depression, and others. Nine semi-structured interviews were conducted combination of purposive sampling and snowball sampling techniques were used to recruit participants for the study. Interviews were audio recorded, transcribed and analysed using thematic content analysis and Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) to interpret themes. Two major themes from our findings were discussed under broad headings: transitional changes and financial capability. These findings have practical implications for Nigerian students' wellbeing in a U.K. university. Cultural dimension is needed to reduce culture shock experience among international students during sojourning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria; United Kingdom (England)
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