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ERIC Number: EJ765376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Marital Status, Ethnicity, Academic Achievement, and Adjustment Strains: The Case of Graduate International Students
Poyrazli, Senel; Kavanaugh, Philip R.
College Student Journal, v40 n4 p767-780 Dec 2006
This study sought to empirically assess the relation of marital status, ethnicity and academic achievement in relation to the adjustment strains experienced by international graduate students. One hundred and forty nine international students attending five universities in the United States participated in the study. Correlational and multiple regression analyses indicated that married international students experienced lower levels of social adjustment strain than single students, and that Asian students experienced more overall adjustment strain, more specific strains related to education and English, and lower levels of English proficiency than European students. Findings also indicated that students with lower levels of academic achievement reported lower levels of English proficiency and more overall adjustment strain. Other results showed that master's level students reported more strain related to English and education than doctoral students. Implications of these findings are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States