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J Health Info Stat 2012;37(2):105-118.
한인 유학생의 적응에 영향하는 요인
The Factors Influencing Adaptation of Korean Students Studying Abroad
Sook Hee Yoon
This study was to investigate the factors influencing adaptation of Korean students studying abroad.
The subjects were 135 Korean students attending in middle and high school, and college in Canada. Data was collected from December 10 2008 to January 20 2009. Data was analyzed by T-test, ANOVA, X2-test, Fisher`s exact test, Pearson coefficient of correlation and multiple regression analysis using SPSS for Windows, version 19.0.
Academic stress level was below the average, and examination stress was highest and relationship stress with teachers was lowest among stress subscales. Inactive coping strategy was used by 93.7% of subjects. Academic stress was different from gender, age, course of studying, period of study abroad, and english level of subjects. Academic stress was significantly related with age and period of study abroad. Age was significantly related with period of study abroad and english level. Period of study abroad was significantly related with english level and adaptation level. English level was significantly related with adaptation level. Period of study abroad and english level effect on adaptation level.
Academic stress of Korean students studying in Canada was lower. However, stress management program would be needed for the students, who couldn`t adapt and use active coping strategy.
Key words: Adaptation, Academic stress, International student, Coping strategy
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