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ERIC Number: EJ991173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
An Alternative Theoretical Model: Examining Psychosocial Identity Development of International Students in the United States
Kim, Eunyoung
College Student Journal, v46 n1 p99-113 Mar 2012
Despite the plethora of college student identity development research, very little attention has been paid to the identity formation of international students. Rather than adopting existing identity theories in college student development, this exploratory qualitative study proposes a new psychosocial identity development model for international students as an alternative theoretical viewpoint. Based primarily on the ethnographic interview data collected from international undergraduate students at a large public institution in the Midwest, the proposed conceptual model, "International Student Identity" ("ISI"), consists of six phases: pre-exposure, exposure, enclosure, emergence, integration, and internationalization. A description of each phase is provided and implications for practice and future research are offered as well. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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