This book talks about living difficulties in a foreign country psychologically and how to prepare ourselves before leaving our own country to another. And How to cope with problems which we are facing with. This book is not only about Iranian Students but is for anybody who is going to go abroad for a while at least for 1 year. After reading this book I wish you to enjoy your life among other people with different cultures.
This study investigates the extent to which Bangladeshi students at Malaysia particularly in the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) experience a cultural gap and its physiological adjustment upon enrolling in the university. The participants in the study were Bangladeshi undergraduate students, pursued their studies at IIUM. The qualitative approach of phenomenology was employed in this study. The study found that Bangladeshi students studying in International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) are experiencing a cultural gap manifested in the themes of homesickness, food problem, financial problem and language problems. Among the methods used by the Bangladeshi students to adjust to the gap include looking at the positive aspects of the local culture and involving co-curricular activities. The uniqueness and significance of this study lies in its content- it is perhaps the first study on the cultural gap and psychological adjustment experienced by Asian Muslim students in an Asian Muslim country.
Despite the existence of Guidance and Counseling programme in schools for decades, schools in Kenya still experience students unrest, cases of drugs and substance abuse,irresponsible sexual behavior,poor social relationship among students and towards their teachers,these have been rampant in Siaya County,Kenya thus creating the gap between guidance and counseling and social adjustment of students. This is a study on the role of guidance and counseling on social adjustment of students in public secondary schools in Kenya, the findings are of great importance in improving the implementation and sustenance of guidance and counseling programme in schools with the aim of improving social adjustment of students.
The focus of this book is to explore the relationship between cultural sensitivity and social adjustment of international nursing students in U-belt,Manila. This book includes five parts, which provides introduction and background, review of related studies and literature, methodology, results, discussion, interpretation, and recommendation respectively.This book would assist international students to develop proper perspectives in connection with their cultural sensitivity so that they can face their new society effectively and perform efficiently as students. Findings of the study can also assist School Administrators in the enhancement of the school program for the student’s specific culture and restructuring of the method of administration responsive to students’ actual needs. For future research, it may serve as an avenue for future research, especially for cross-culture psychology.
Metabolic syndrome in India is starting up, so this initiative is taken to study the prevalence among college students.Its a original work and a novel project funded by state government.The definitions, classes are clearly taken care. Studies among college students in India is very rare so this project is been pursued and have seen the prevalence of metabolic Syndrome in India is between 10 - 20% among the college goers and especially among girls.
This study seeks to understand the diverse sources of identity change (struggles, adaptations, assimilations) among persons who choose to live in regions other than their place of birth. International students from Eastern and Central European countries were interviewed about their cross-cultural communication experiences while in the U.S. The study offers some insights into the identity formation of foreign students through their acquisition of the host culture communication patterns. It can assist researchers in learning whether or not, and how cross-cultural communication of international students has an impact in their integration into American culture and whether or not international students become bi-cultural, multicultural, or global citizens as the result of their stay in the U.S.
Opportunities to pursue higher education have increased in China; however, the quality of education available to ethnic minority students continues to lag behind that available to Han majority students. Do the cultural and linguistic backgrounds of minority students influence their social and academic adjustment? This mixed method study explored the relationships among personal self-esteem, collective self-esteem, collegiate psychological sense of community (CPSC), and social and cultural adjustment(SCA)of students at a Chinese university for minorities. Results indicate that cultural and linguistic backgrounds have a direct influence on collective self-esteem and an indirect influence on social and academic adjustment. CPSC has a significant strong influence on SCA. Results also revealed that students, whose ethnic language was long lost, such as the Hui (Chinese Muslim), have higher collective self-esteem. Interviews with students from different ethnic groups revealed both common and different challenges and sources of stress. Students in graduate-level comparative education courses, university administrators, educational researchers, and policy makers will find this book useful.
Maladjustments of foreign-born students and migrants have for so long remained understudied and inadequately understood. This book is, therefore, a unique contribution to foreign-born students (FBSs)’ adjustment challenges at community colleges in the northeastern United States. It represents a profoundly strategic attempt to uncover the root cause of foreign-born students’ and even migrants’ post-migration adjustment challenges in a foreign land based on previously underexplored psycho-cultural factors outlined in this book. This study employs both quantitative and qualitative approaches to examine this research problem: It examined the influence of six (three-compound) factors in major areas of adjustment by FBSs. Also, it identified and explored the influence of those factors on FBSs' adjustment on college campuses and their possible explanations. This book will certainly open up new vistas in the assessment and evaluation of foreign-born students at high school, college and university levels not only in the United States but across the globe. It is a book that every school, college and university administrator, educator, counselor and policymaker must read or rue.
The present work is an attempt to know about the glimpses of Karbi society and culture. The Karbis are the indigenous population of Karbi Anglong district of Assam, India. Their origin, migration and cultural tradition bears a special significance. In their livelihood, socio cultural norms values and customs are an inseparable part. This tradition is transmitted among them generation after generation. The present study is a brief discussion about their society and cultural tradition as well as its resemblance in their livelihood.
Literature from America and Europe have contributed immensely to the arena of management studies. This research uses Western and Eastern literature to lay down a balanced platform for a literature study on India. Using the Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck framework, along with the work of Geert Hofstede on cultural dimensions this literature study will evaluate how the strong cultural background of Indian employees working for international hotel chains situated in India differs from the organisational culture of these international companies. This study aims to provide a brief insight into the cultural orientations of India, helping expatriates, managers and students to enhance their knowledge on managing people from different cultures in varied cultural settings. Recognising different cultural settings and appreciating differences in cultural norms is often the key to management success.
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the phenomena of transition, adjustment, and transformation among adult graduate students from India, who made the transition to a University in the southwestern part of the United States. Phenomenological data analysis generated four themes: individual experiences, situational experiences, coping strategies/suggestions, and personal transformation. Under the individual and situational experiences, the participants described their experiences related to their general and university lives in United States. Under the coping strategies/suggestions theme, suggestions were provided to overcome challenges related to the transition. Under the personal transformation theme, students mentioned how their lives transformed as a result of their transition to the United States.
India having rich and diverse cultural models can be an appropriate context to host rich studies by following the perspective of cultural sociology. Hence this research on the basis of primary and secondary data examines the status of cultural sociology in India.It refers to the works of Indian scholars and asks some key informants (Indian sociologists and anthropologists) about the status of cultural sociology in India. It further sees if there are academically organized efforts and demands for a new cultural oriented sociology in Indian universities and colleges. This research assumes that India Despite of its rich, globally famous and diverse culture,still lags behind in promoting theoretical frames to support academically organized efforts in cultural sociology.
University has been proving as powerhouse for cultivating resources for innovative education to the students of diverse socio-cultural backgrounds after transformation from elite to mass. The fluctuating socioeconomic statuses of the families of the students have exerting its influence on the academic pursuit and quality of life. There involves various psycho-social and cultural factors behind their psychological vulnerabilities. As a result the students belonging to low socioeconomic status in higher institutions experience setback and nervous breakdown while staying at their residential accommodation as well as in university hostels. Hence, the main objective of the present study is to appraise the impact of socioeconomic status on the psychological wellbeing among boarders and non boarder’s boys and girls students, pursuing their higher education from Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla (India).
"An Assessment and Comparison of Anxiety, Depression and Stress Vulnerability among Professional Students from Different Areas" This research work will be helpful to highlight the psychological Characteristics of professional students from different areas i.e. Medical Students, Engineering Students and Physical Education Students. The study may highlight the Psychological Differential among professional students from different areas in relation to Anxiety, Depression and Stress Vulnerability. The study will help the professional students from different areas to use this reference/knowledge for controlling anxiety, depression and stress vulnerability levels. The study will help the doctors, engineers, and physical education teachers to control or optimize the anxiety, depression and stress vulnerability of professional students from respective areas. It will help psychotherapists and doctors to deal with any person suffering from anxiety, depression and stress vulnerability in sports and in general. The findings of the study will provide a guide-line to the future research investigators in psychology and behavioral sciences.
Every year, students from northeastern states of India come to Chandigarh for pursuing higher education. In Chandigarh, Manipuri students constitute the largest number of students from the eight northeastern states. Manipuri students in Chandigarh are very different from the receiving locals, and the host society is also different from Manipuri society in terms of racial composition, language, food habits, climatic conditions, culture, etc. As migrant and minority students in a new socio-cultural environment and physical surrounding of this beautiful planned city, they are likely to face several problems. In this backdrop, this study identifies all sorts of problems face by these students and analyses the mechanisms used by them to cope with those problems.