The forgotten half: understanding the unique needs of international student partners

Lei, Danni, Woodend, Jon D., Nutter, Sarah K., Ryan, Alyssa R., and Cairns, Sharon L. (2015) The forgotten half: understanding the unique needs of international student partners. Journal of International Students, 5 (4). pp. 447-458.

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Abstract

With the increasing enrollment of international students in North American universities, the need to support the adjustment of international students has also increased. One factor consistently identified as essential to successful student adjustment is having a strong support network, including familial support. Previous research investigating the needs of international students’ partners is limited and has suggested that partners may face greater barriers to adjustment than international students. The current study was conducted to better understand the needs of partners as well as potential barriers they face when attempting to access services. Although limited by sample size, the results suggested that partners are interested in increased support in helping their transition to local living and mainstream culture.

Item ID: 59857
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2166-3750
Keywords: cross-cultural adjustment, international spouses, International students, Needs assessment
Copyright Information: © Journal of International Students
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2020 23:35
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 50%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology @ 20%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200206 Globalisation and Culture @ 30%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930503 Resourcing of Education and Training Systems @ 100%
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