Academic Adaptation Among International Students from East Asian Countries: A Consensual Qualitative Research

Authors

  • Jiaqi Li Wichita State University, United States
  • Yanlin Wang Texas Tech University, United States
  • Xun Liu Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
  • Yusu Xu Zhejiang Gongshang University, China
  • TingTing Cui Jilin University, China

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v8i1.160

Keywords:

academic adaptation, Consensual Qualitative Research, East Asian International Students

Abstract

This study used a consensual qualitative research method to explore academic adaptation experiences of international students (N = 13) from East Asia countries at a U.S. university. The analysis yielded five domains from the data (challenges, feelings, strategies, suggestions, and self-reflections). Implications for college counselors, university administrators, and future research are discussed.

Author Biographies

Jiaqi Li, Wichita State University, United States

JIAQI LI, PhD, LPC, NCC, is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Counseling, Educational Leadership, Educational and School Psychology, Wichita State University. His research interests include cross-cultural adaptation, career counseling, Internet addiction, and child and adolescent counseling as well as emotional disturbance, play therapy, and academic achievement in the school setting. 

Yanlin Wang, Texas Tech University, United States

YANLIN WANG, PhD, is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures at Texas Tech University. She received her Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology at Texas Tech University. Her research focuses on technology Journal of International Students 214 assisted foreign language teaching, especially Chinese language as a foreign language teaching. 

Xun Liu, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States

XUN LIU, PhD, is a Postdoc Fellow in the Department of Foundations of Education in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. She received her PhD in Educational Psychology at Texas Tech University. Her research focuses on quantitative research methodology, marriage and family studies, educational motivation studies, and scale development and measurement. 

Yusu Xu, Zhejiang Gongshang University, China

YUSU XU, is a Senior Lecturer in School of Foreign Languages at Zhejiang Gongshang University. 

TingTing Cui, Jilin University, China

TINGTING CUI is a Senior Lecturer in School of Foreign Language Education at Jilin University. 

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Published

2018-01-01

How to Cite

Li, J., Wang, Y., Liu, X., Xu, Y., & Cui, T. (2018). Academic Adaptation Among International Students from East Asian Countries: A Consensual Qualitative Research. Journal of International Students, 8(1), 194–214. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v8i1.160

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