The Effect of Culture-Based Adjustment Program on International Students’ Adaptation

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adjustment to university, international students, multiculturalism, mixed design, psychoeducation

Abstract

Within the scope of this study, a psychoeducation program based on multicultural competencies and Berry's acculturation model was developed to improve the adjustment process of international students. In this study, explanatory sequential design was used. The study group consisted of 34 international students who volunteered for the study. The quantitative results of the study indicated that the Culture-Based Adjustment Program significantly affected personal and social adjustment of international students. However, it did not significantly affect the adjustment to the university environment, emotional adjustment, dating relationships and academic adjustment.  The qualitative analysis yielded five major categories: (a) expectations, (b) contributions, (c) evaluation of the program, (d) leader and (e) suggestions. The findings of this study highlight the importance of psychoeducation programs in adjustment process of international students.

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2023-12-19

How to Cite

Al-Khatib, A., & Kağnıcı, D. Y. (2023). The Effect of Culture-Based Adjustment Program on International Students’ Adaptation. Journal of International Students, 13(4), 115–134. Retrieved from https://www.ojed.org/index.php/jis/article/view/5683