Analysis of Social Adjustment Factors of International Students in Turkey

  • Murat Gündüz Usak University, Turkey
  • Naib Alakbarov Usak University, Turkey
Keywords: factor analysis, international students, logit model, social adjustment, Usak University

Abstract

International student mobility is an important issue in many countries. In 2016, the number of international students reached 5 million worldwide. Turkey has attracted international students since the 1990s; however, the influx of such students has increased notably since 2009. In this study, we analyze factors affecting the social adjustment of international students studying at Usak University in Turkey. Participants’ questionnaire responses were grouped via factor analysis, and pertinent factors affecting social adjustment were revealed through logistic regression analysis. Results indicate that feeling safe and communicating with counseling services and university lecturers can facilitate international students’ social adjustment at Usak University.

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Author Biographies

Murat Gündüz, Usak University, Turkey

Murat GÜNDÜZ, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Econometrics at Usak University. His major research interests lie in the area of statistical research.

Naib Alakbarov, Usak University, Turkey

Naib ALAKBAROV, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Usak University. His major research interests lie in the area of social sciences.

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Published
2019-11-15
How to Cite
Gündüz, M., & Alakbarov, N. (2019). Analysis of Social Adjustment Factors of International Students in Turkey . Journal of International Students, 9(4), 1155-1171. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v9i4.917
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Research Articles