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ERIC Number: EJ917238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Variation in the Prediction of Cross-Cultural Adjustment by Asian-Indian Students in the United States
Tochkov, Karin; Levine, Lisa; Sanaka, Amritha
College Student Journal, v44 n3 p677-689 Sep 2010
Homesickness is a major stressor for college students in general, and international students in particular, that has an adverse effect on their psychological health and academic performance. The present study examined the incidence and determinants of homesickness in a sample of international students from India attending a US university and compared the results to a control group consisting of American students in their freshman year. The results indicated that homesickness was significantly more prevalent in the Indian sample. For Indian students, anxiety and depression were positively correlated with homesickness, whereas financial aid, course load, and the intention to look for a job in the US after graduation had the opposite effect. The length of stay in the US, discrimination, and the extent of socialization with American students were also found to be significant predictors of homesickness. For American students, the number of siblings and financial aid emerged as the major factors with a negative effect on homesickness. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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