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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148737
Type:
Presentation
Title:
International Student Health: Sojourners in Transition
Abstract:
International Student Health: Sojourners in Transition
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:McLachlan, Debra A., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Texas Christian University
Title:Assistant Professor of Nursing
[Leadership session research presentation] Each year, international students (IS) uproot themselves from their home countries, families, friends, and other key people from their social support networks to pursue study at universities around the globe. Most IS assimilate and acculturate in the "host" culture successfully. However, some IS are challenged and distressed by cultural differences, social isolation, education differences, and difficulties with English language proficiency. A qualitative research approach was used to study 20 international students from 5 continents who were studying at a private university in the southern region of the US. The study purpose was to explore to what extent these challenges affect the health and well being of IS. Analyses revealed how the international students survived and in some cases, thrived in their transition of adjusting to changes in physical environment and living with cultural, academic, and social differences.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInternational Student Health: Sojourners in Transitionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148737-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">International Student Health: Sojourners in Transition</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">McLachlan, Debra A., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Texas Christian University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">d.mclachlan@tcu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Leadership session research presentation] Each year, international students (IS) uproot themselves from their home countries, families, friends, and other key people from their social support networks to pursue study at universities around the globe. Most IS assimilate and acculturate in the &quot;host&quot; culture successfully. However, some IS are challenged and distressed by cultural differences, social isolation, education differences, and difficulties with English language proficiency. A qualitative research approach was used to study 20 international students from 5 continents who were studying at a private university in the southern region of the US. The study purpose was to explore to what extent these challenges affect the health and well being of IS. Analyses revealed how the international students survived and in some cases, thrived in their transition of adjusting to changes in physical environment and living with cultural, academic, and social differences.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:49:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:49:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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