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The psychological well-being and sociocultural adaptation of short-term international students in Ireland
O'Reilly, Aileen; Ryan, Dermot; Hickey, Tina
This article reports on an empirical study of the psychosocial adaptation of international students in Ireland. Using measures of social support, loneliness, stress, psychological well-being, and sociocultural adaptation, data were obtained from international students and a comparison sample of Irish students. The study found that, although international students had high levels of social support and low levels of loneliness and stress, students were experiencing high levels of sociocultural adjustment difficulties and psychological distress. Significant differences invariables were reported across time, whereas differences between international and Irish students were also discovered. Suggestions for further research and for individuals working with international students are proposed.
Keyword(s): Psychosocial adaption; Sociocultural adaption; Social support
Publication Date:
2010
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Dublin
Publisher(s): Johns Hopkins University Press
Related Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/csd.2010.0011
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