Chinese International Students’ Stressors and Coping by Kun Yan

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By Kun Yan

This booklet explores how chinese language scholars overseas may perhaps undergo tension, and the way they conceptualize and adapt to emphasize within the American better schooling setting. to take action, it adopts a combined equipment layout: the sequential explanatory layout, that's characterised through the gathering and research of quantitative information by way of the gathering and research of qualitative information. up to now, no empirical examine has targeted exclusively upon realizing the tension and coping methods of chinese language scholars within the usa. This e-book addresses that hole, enriching the physique of literature on overseas scholars’ edition approach in overseas countries.

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According to Xu (2006), the deprecation of returning students has been caused by a combination of three factors: (1) the steep rise in the number of returnees as the Chinese economy has boomed in recent years, (2) the growth of homebred talent, and 3) the returning students’ unreasonably high expectations and lack of working experiences. As a result, a strong sense of uncertainty characterized most Chinese students regarding the prospects of returning to China. In terms of stay or return, in addition to employment and immigration consideration, sociocultural factors are taken into consideration in making final decisions.

Designed based on Berry’s model, the Survey of Stressors and Coping Strategies of Mainland Chinese Students (SSCSMCS) (see Appendix B) collected respondents’ ratings of the stressfulness of selected academic and social situations, ratings of their coping resources, measures of their social support networks, and selected demographic information. The SSCSMCS specifically consists of 31 items on feelings of stress, rated using a 5-point scale ranging from (1) very seldom to Data Sources and Collection Procedures 35 (5) very often; seven items on help-seeking behavior and 27 items on coping strategy and coping behavior were rated by the same scale.

19). The face-to-face, in-depth, semi-structured interview in this study provided the researcher efficient access to the complex interconnections of personal perceptions. People’s emotions and experiences can be more easily assessed in face-to-face interviews. The Sample Selection of participants was in two stages. First, Chinese students were invited to participate in this university-approved project through ads placed on the bulletin board of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association. Students were sent a letter explaining the nature of research, the length of the interview, a statement about confidentiality, and an invitation to students interested in being interviewed to contact the researchers either by e-mail or by phone.

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