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ERIC Number: EJ855001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
Adjustment Problems of Iranian International Students in Scotland
Mehdizadeh, Narjes; Scott, Gill
International Education Journal, v6 n4 p484-493 Sep 2005
Despite the important contribution of the adjustment of international students to successful academic performance in the host country, little research has been done in the United Kingdom. The aim of this study was to collect factual information about adjustment problems of Iranian international students in Scotland, such as psycho-social and cultural adjustment problems. The findings of this study underline the importance of sojourn's expectations in cross-cultural adjustment particularly in the case of migrants from developing countries to Western countries and also the role of religion in adjustment. On the other hand, this study questions the role of the acculturation particularly in the case of international students and adjustment. The study concludes by making a series of recommendations to agencies involved with international students. These include provision of more pre-arrival information, better accommodation, extensions of financial or employment support and improved support to the barriers of students. (Contains 6 tables.)
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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: Iran; United Kingdom (Scotland)