ERIC Number: ED283745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Self-Concept and Adjustment in International Exchange Students. Research Report 32.
Crano, Suellen L.
The important role that self-concept has in the educational process and its relation to academic success suggest that it might prove relevant to a study of cross-cultural adjustment. The focus of this investigation is the relationship between self-concept and the personal, social, and academic adjustment of high school-aged international exchange students in the United States. A Latin American sample of over 200 American Field Service students was chosen. These students came from five countries (Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela), and all were headed for a yearlong homestay in the United States. The findings of this study suggested that there was indeed a relationship between self-concept and subsequent personal, social, and academic adjustment. Students whose initial self-concept measures were high expressed fewer and less severe adjustment problems than those whose initial self-concepts were not so high. (BZ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: AFS International/Intercultural Programs, Inc., New York, NY. Research Dept.
Note: For a related document, see SO 018 100.