ERIC Number: EJ1102077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Identity, Family, and Faith: U.S. Third Culture Kids Transition to College
Kortegast, Carrie; Yount, Emily M.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v53 n2 p230-242 2016
Recent trends in globalization have increased the number of U.S. children and adolescents being raised outside the United States. Using the framework of adults in transition, the authors sought to understand the structure of Third Culture Kids' (TCKs), specifically Missionary Kids', transition to college. Findings indicate that participants must negotiate new social and academic cultures while managing a sense of loss of cultural identity. Family and faith assisted students in developing personal coping skills and social support.
Descriptors: Foreign Culture, Acculturation, Student Adjustment, Identification (Psychology), Family Relationship, Spiritual Development, Migrant Children, Phenomenology, College Freshmen, Interviews, Demography, Cultural Isolation, Relocation, Overseas Employment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States