international student adjustment, loneliness, electronic communications
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Smith, Timothy B. and Shwalb, David A., "Preliminary Examination of International Students' Adjustment and Loneliness Related to Electronic Communications." (2013). All Faculty Publications. 2001.
David O. McKay School of Education
Counseling Psychology and Special Education
© 2007 Sage Publishing. This is the author's submitted version of this article. The publisher version can be found at https://doi.org/10.2466/pr0.100.1.167-170
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