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Socio-cultural adjustment among international students in Malaysian Universities in the Northern Region of Peninsular Malaysia

Utami, Elci Dita (2015) Socio-cultural adjustment among international students in Malaysian Universities in the Northern Region of Peninsular Malaysia. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

The present study aims to examine the influence of locus of control and social support on socio-cultural adjustment among international student in public universitites in Northern Region of Peninsular Malaysia. A total of 120 international students in Malaysian Universities in Northern Region of Peninsular Malaysia participated in the study. Regression analysis was used to test the hypothesis. The results showed that the external locus of control had a significant and positive impact on impersonal endeavour, cultural relatedness and cultural empathy. Moreover, it was found that internal locus of control had a significant and negative influence on cultural empathy. Further, social support from family and significant others had a significant and negative impact on cultural relatedness. Lastly, social support from friends was not a significant predictor of all dimension in socio-cultural adjustment. Practical and theoritical implication, limitations of the study and recommendations for future research were also highlighted

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2015 09:08
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2016 04:10
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/5140

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