Examining of acculturative stress level of foreign students in Turkey
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KünyeÖksüz, S. & Kryvenko, Y.(2015). Examining of acculturative stress level of foreign students in Turkey. Disiplinlerarası Göç ve Göç Politikaları Sempozyumu 2015, 211–230. İstanbul: İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim Üniversitesi.
Living abroad is an exciting and satisfiying experience but it has many challenges. Getting accustomed to a new environment and a new culture requires some psychological adjustments. This study explored acculturation processes of foreign students living and studying in Turkey through an examination of the association between acculturative stress and demographic informations. The participants of this study were 127 international students who were enrolled in Turkish language programs in İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf University. Students were asked to fill out a questionnaire and the acculturative stress scale for international students (ASSIS). Results revealed that students with less acculturative stress experienced a better adjustment outcome and showed lower sense of isolation. Based on the findings of the current study, practical suggestions are made for professionals to help international students experience better cultural adjustment and also to enhance the services and programs.