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ERIC Number: EJ930297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Positive Aspects of International Student Transitions: A Qualitative Inquiry
Moores, Lisa; Popadiuk, Natalee
Journal of College Student Development, v52 n3 p291-306 May-Jun 2011
Despite the considerable growth of the international student population, positive aspects of their experience have received little attention. The current study combines a Critical Incident Technique methodology and a positive psychology lens to explore the cross-cultural transition of seven international students, focusing on facilitative factors, growth, and personal resources. Eight categories of helpful factors emerged from the 134 critical incidents recounted in the interviews: Growth and/or change, social support/building relationships, learning to navigate host culture, enjoyable activities outside of schoolwork, previous experiences and preparation, supportive faculty and staff, persevering through hard times, and a sense of belonging.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada