International Students’ Likelihood to Seek Counseling while Studying Abroad

  • Adebayo I. Onabule University of West Georgia, United States
  • Susan R. Boes University of West Georgia, United States
Keywords: international students, multicultural counseling, culture shock, college counseling

Abstract

International students experience significant stressors while studying in American colleges and universities, yet they use psychological services far less than domestic students (Misra & Castillo, 2004). Factors such as previous experience with counseling, perceived effectiveness of counseling style, and nationality were found to be factors affecting international students’ use of counseling services (Dadfar & Friedlander’s, 1982; Mori, 2000; Hyun, Quinn, Madon, & Lustig, 2007). This action research study adds to the literature by presenting suggestions about the manner in which international students may be most effectively served by their campus counseling centers, using information drawn from a focus group and a survey.

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Author Biographies

Adebayo I. Onabule, University of West Georgia, United States

Adebayo Onabule is a licensed associate professional counselor at Macon State College. His interests include multicultural and diversity counseling, psycho-linguistics and community development.

Susan R. Boes, University of West Georgia, United States

Susan R. Boes is a professor in the department of collaborative support and intervention at the University of West Georgia.

Published
2013-01-01
How to Cite
Onabule, A. I., & Boes, S. R. (2013). International Students’ Likelihood to Seek Counseling while Studying Abroad. Journal of International Students, 3(1), 52-59. Retrieved from https://www.ojed.org/index.php/jis/article/view/518
Section
Research Articles