Keywords

international student adjustment, loneliness, electronic communications

Abstract

Electronic communication (e.g., e-mail, internet) may facilitate international students’ adjustment through contacts maintained with their native country. In the present study, the scores of 45 international students on a measure of adjustment and the Revised UCLA Loneliness Scale were significantly associated with their electronic communications involving their native country but not with general internet or e-mail use. International students’ scores on the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure were positively correlated with their amount of contact with people in their native country but were not correlated with scores on the measures of adjustment or loneliness.

Original Publication Citation

Smith, T. B., & Shwalb, D. A. (2007). Preliminary examination of international students’ adjustment and loneliness related to electronic communications. Psychological Reports, 100, 167-170.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2013-02-18

Publisher

SAGE

Language

English

College

David O. McKay School of Education

Department

Counseling Psychology and Special Education

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