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dc.contributorDavis, Billy
dc.contributorVan Handle, Donna
dc.contributor.advisorFlanders, Corey
dc.contributor.authorFashole-Luke, Deborah
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T12:52:24Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T12:52:24Z
dc.date.issued2018-06-29
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10166/4652
dc.description.abstractThis study examined whether Mount Holyoke international students experienced more depression, lower sense of belonging, lower academic success, and lower authenticity than domestic students. The study further predicted that international students’ experiences with higher acculturative stress would be positively associated with depression and authenticity, but negatively associated with sense of belonging, and academic success, examining how Counselling Services moderated that relationship. 206 undergraduate students from Mount Holyoke, 75 international and 131 domestic students (comparison group), completed a survey about their experiences. There were no significant differences between groups, except in accepting external influences, where international students scored higher than domestic students on this authenticity subscale. Acculturative stress significantly predicted higher depression, lower academic confidence, and lower sense of belonging scores for international students. International students also participated in individual interviews, 4 of which were analysed to identify what factored into their mental health and academic experiences, as well as how they perceived Counselling Services and what reasons they gave for accessing or not accessing their services. This study contributed to research about international student adjustment at Mount Holyoke College, providing insight into how the negative effects of these cultural adjustments can be addressed.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPsychology & Educationen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectMount Holyoke Collegeen_US
dc.subjectinternational studentsen_US
dc.subjectmental healthen_US
dc.subjectacculturative stressen_US
dc.subjectstudent adjustmentsen_US
dc.subjectcounsellingen_US
dc.subjectdepressionen_US
dc.subjectacademic successen_US
dc.subjectsense of belongingen_US
dc.subjectauthenticityen_US
dc.titleInternational Student Experiences: Examining Acculturative Stress, Depression, Academic Success, Belonging, & Authenticityen_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.gradyear2018en_US
mhc.institutionMount Holyoke College
mhc.degreeUndergraduateen_US
dc.rights.restrictedrestricteden_US


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