Assessment and Comparison of the Stress Experienced by International and American Students at the University of North Texas

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There were two purposes of the current study: (1) to evaluate if the East Asian Student Stress Inventory could be used to assess the stress experienced by International and American students at the University of North Texas and (2) to determine if the Inventory could discriminate between the two groups on the basis of the stress assessment. A sample of International (n=205) and American (n=216) graduate and undergraduate students completed the inventory. Results indicated that the EASSI could be generalized to a wider spectrum of International students. Using principal component factor analysis with varimax rotation, eight factors were extracted: culture shock, physiological symptoms, family pressure, test anxiety, financial difficulties, attitude toward study, social support and academic self esteem. The inventory clearly discriminated between the two groups on the subscales of culture shock, family pressure and attitude toward study and the International students scored higher on these subscales.

Creator(s): Islam, Nehalul
Creation Date: May 2001
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: May 2001
  • Digitized: July 18, 2007
Description:

There were two purposes of the current study: (1) to evaluate if the East Asian Student Stress Inventory could be used to assess the stress experienced by International and American students at the University of North Texas and (2) to determine if the Inventory could discriminate between the two groups on the basis of the stress assessment. A sample of International (n=205) and American (n=216) graduate and undergraduate students completed the inventory. Results indicated that the EASSI could be generalized to a wider spectrum of International students. Using principal component factor analysis with varimax rotation, eight factors were extracted: culture shock, physiological symptoms, family pressure, test anxiety, financial difficulties, attitude toward study, social support and academic self esteem. The inventory clearly discriminated between the two groups on the subscales of culture shock, family pressure and attitude toward study and the International students scored higher on these subscales.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Health Promotion
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Keyword(s): stress | international students | East Asian Student Stress Inventory
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 48968539 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc2801
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Islam, Nehalul
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