Understanding the Relationship between SelfConstruals, Self-Esteem, Social Support, and the Sociocultural Adaptation of African Students in Northern Cyprus

  • Bennett K. Tchoh Cyprus International University, Northern Cyprus
  • E. Biran Mertan Cyprus International University, Northern Cyprus
Keywords: African students, International students, Northern Cyprus, selfconstruals, sociocultural adaptation

Abstract

In this study, we explored the relationship between self-construals, selfesteem, social support, and the sociocultural adaptation of African students in Northern Cyprus. Based on the responses received from 112 students from Sub-Saharan Africa studying in Northern Cyprus, the results indicated that only the interdependent self-construal and social support predicted sociocultural adaptation. This study highlights the importance of social support and relatedness for international students from Sub-Saharan Africa studying in Northern Cyprus.

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Author Biographies

Bennett K. Tchoh, Cyprus International University, Northern Cyprus

BENNETT K. TCHOH, is a PhD candidate in the Department of Communication and Media Studies in Cyprus International University. His research interests include the adaptation and wellbeing of international students, intercultural contact and communication, human cognition, human-technology interaction.

E. Biran Mertan, Cyprus International University, Northern Cyprus

E. BIRAN MERTAN, PhD, is a Professor of Developmental Psychology and Chairperson of Psychology Department at the Bahçeşehir Cyprus University. Her research interests include early child development, gender issues and students counseling services. 

Published
2018-04-01
How to Cite
Tchoh, B. K., & Mertan, E. B. (2018). Understanding the Relationship between SelfConstruals, Self-Esteem, Social Support, and the Sociocultural Adaptation of African Students in Northern Cyprus. Journal of International Students, 8(2), 795-820. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v8i2.114
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Research Articles