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Ma, Kyunghee; Pitner, Ronald; Sakamoto, Izumi; Park, Hyun Young – Higher Education Studies, 2020
Many international students coming to a U.S. university, especially those coming from a collectivist culture such as Asia, experience acculturation stress due to encountering different cultural norms and values. Lack of available resources may limit their coping ability, and prolonged exposure to acculturation stress may result in a decline in…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Foreign Students, Asians, Asian Culture
Friday, Nkenge R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The increase of international students studying in universities and colleges in the United States has led to the need for additional programming and resources on campuses that support the transitioning needs related to campus and community culture. Given the diverse cultural needs of international students and the metropolitan culture of…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Student Needs, Cultural Differences
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Messinger, Adam M.; Nieri, Tanya A.; Villar, Paula; Luengo, Maria Angeles – Journal of School Violence, 2012
Few bullying studies focus on immigrant youths or acculturation stress as a risk factor for bullying and being bullied. Employing a sample of 1,157 foreign-born secondary students in Spain, we found that acculturation stress was widely experienced, although the average level of stress was moderate. Five percent of the sample reported being…
Descriptors: Bullying, Acculturation, At Risk Persons, Foreign Countries
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Young, Jennifer T. – Journal of International Students, 2017
Research has shown that international students experience acculturation stress while adjusting to life in the U.S., resolving over time. However, acculturation stress can be exacerbated by several factors, leading to a negative impact on academic performance and general wellness. Asian international students traditionally underutilize counseling…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Counseling Services, Foreign Students, Cultural Differences
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Ra, Young-An; Trusty, Jerry – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of social support and coping on acculturation and acculturative stress of international students. The authors used hierarchical multiple regression analysis to study a sample of 232 East Asian international students. The results indicate that social support and coping were partial mediators…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Coping, Student Adjustment, Foreign Students
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Arminio, Jan; Yamanaka, Aoi; Hubbard, Christina; Athanasiou, Janet; Ford, Meggan; Bradshaw, Ryan – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2018
Though literature on student veterans and service members' (SVSM) transition to higher education has increased, absent is literature on the transition of non-veteran student affairs staff who work with SVSM. Using an acculturation model as a conceptual framework, this study explored strategies and processes used to adapt to working with an…
Descriptors: Veterans, Military Personnel, Student Personnel Workers, Acculturation
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Lashari, Sana Anwar; Kaur, Amrita; Awang-Hashim, Rosna – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2018
Purpose: Academic and psychological adjustment of international students is central to their success while pursuing their degrees abroad. However, acculturation stress is abundant and may pose as a challenge. Thus, in this study we examined whether social support mediates the association between acculturation stress and academic and psychological…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Adjustment, Social Support Groups, Acculturation
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Concha, Maritza; Sanchez, Mariana; de la Rosa, Mario; Villar, María Elena – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2013
This study uses social capital to assess the effects of social support on acculturation-related stress among recently immigrated Hispanics in South Florida before and after immigration. At baseline ("N" = 527), first 12 months in the United States, acculturative stress was negatively related to support from friends ("p" <…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Social Capital, Hispanic Americans, Acculturation
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Luu, Susanna; Neece, Cameron L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Objective: We explored the relationship between acculturation and parenting stress among parents of children with developmental delays (DD) and investigated family support as a potential moderator. Methods: Participants included 99 parents of young children with DD. Standardized measures were used to evaluate the variables of interest and a…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Stress Variables, Acculturation, Minority Group Children
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Kapke, Theresa L.; Gerdes, Alyson C.; Lawton, Kathryn E. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2017
Background: Despite Latino youth being at increased risk of developing mental health problems, they are less likely to receive adequate treatment (Gonzales et al. in "Handbook of U.S. Latino psychology: developmental and community-based perspectives." Sage, Thousand Oaks, pp 115-134, 2009; Romero et al. in "Ethn Health"…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Hispanic American Students, Questionnaires, Mental Health
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Mukminin, Amirul – Journal of International Students, 2019
The intent of this enquiry, within the theoretical frame of the acculturation stress model, was to describe the results from research on the lived experiences of Indonesian international graduate students at two Dutch public research universities in the northern part of the Netherlands. The students came from diverse backgrounds and experiences in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Student Experience
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Choy, Yujuan; Alon, Zer – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2019
Chinese international students make up the largest number of international students in the United States. They face many stressors that may impact their mental health, such as language barriers, social isolation, academic and financial pressures, and acculturation stress. Yet, there is limited guidance on case conceptualization and treatment…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Outcomes of Treatment, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries
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Kulis, Stephen; Marsiglia, Flavio Francisco; Nieri, Tanya – Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 2009
Using a predominately Mexican-origin Latino sample of 5th grade students from the Southwestern United States, this study examined the relative effects of perceived discrimination and acculturation stress on substance use, and it assessed whether these effects were moderated by linguistic acculturation or time in the United States. Although rates…
Descriptors: Multiple Regression Analysis, Acculturation, Grade 5, Student Adjustment
Velasco-Hodgson, M. Carolina; Kaplan-Sanoff, Margot – ZERO TO THREE, 2014
Becoming a mother in a foreign land can be challenging and demanding for immigrant women and their families, and also for the professionals who support these families. In addition to the typical demands associated with raising a newborn, mothers who are immigrants confront other issues that professionals must keep in mind: a unique understanding…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Mothers, Immigrants, Young Children
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Cervantes, Richard C.; Padilla, Amado M.; Napper, Lucy E.; Goldbach, Jeremy T. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2013
Stress associated with acculturation and minority status among Hispanic youth is understudied. Using survey data from the Hispanic Stress Inventory-Adolescent Version (HSI-A), we examined psychosocial stress across eight domains including family economic stress and acculturation-gap stress in a national sample of three generations (first, second,…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adolescents, Stress Variables, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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