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The Sources of Acculturative Stress Among International Students

Nursyazana, Mohd Nadzir (2011) The Sources of Acculturative Stress Among International Students. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the sources of acculturative stress among international students in University Utara Malaysia (UUM) from the international student perspective. These studies explore how the sources of acculturative stressors and acculturative stress related. In additional the study examined the significant and relationship sources of acculturative stressors and acculturative stress. These study variables such as acculturative stress, language barriers, academic barriers, perceive racial discrimination, and financial concerns are the factors that play an important role in the acculturative stress of international students at the UUM. For this study 169 international students from Middle Eastern at UUM used as a sample and completed a questionnaire which is sources of acculturative stress. Thus, descriptive statistics such as frequency and percentage used measured the percentage of returned questionnaire and also used to describe the respondents’ profile and inferential statistics used for measure the significant between the independent and dependent variables in addition to achieving the objective of this study. The results indicated that language barriers, academic barriers and racial discrimination are the main sources, and also found that this sources has a significantly positively influence to the acculturative stress, meanwhile non significance of sources was found in the financial concerns. These studies conclude that racial discrimination among international much more contribute to the acculturative stress among international students in UUM.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acculturative Stress, International Students, Higher Education Institutions
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Mr Husni Ismail
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2012 10:14
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2016 07:09
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2756

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