International students' journeys From academic probation to academic success

Senel Poyrazli, Jamiela Isaiah

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine factors that contribute to international students' academic failure and positive factors that help students recover grades. Interviews were conducted with 21 international students who were on academic probation and had since recovered their grades. In this present qualitative study, we used conventional content analysis to uncover common themes. A major negative factor was the lack of adult supervision in academic and personal life. Other negative factors included unfamiliarity with the U.S. school system, culture shock, difficulty adjusting to different climates, and language barriers. Common positive factors included attending professors' office hours, asking questions in class, seeking tutoring, and making friends. Professor characteristics such as being approachable, showing concern for student's success, and having an engaging teaching style helped the students succeed academically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-75
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

Fingerprint

Students
Communication Barriers
Climate
Shock
Teaching
Interviews

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Cite this

@article{1e766a19bc60459ebabc0ac2f31c5f83,
title = "International students' journeys From academic probation to academic success",
abstract = "The purpose of this study was to determine factors that contribute to international students' academic failure and positive factors that help students recover grades. Interviews were conducted with 21 international students who were on academic probation and had since recovered their grades. In this present qualitative study, we used conventional content analysis to uncover common themes. A major negative factor was the lack of adult supervision in academic and personal life. Other negative factors included unfamiliarity with the U.S. school system, culture shock, difficulty adjusting to different climates, and language barriers. Common positive factors included attending professors' office hours, asking questions in class, seeking tutoring, and making friends. Professor characteristics such as being approachable, showing concern for student's success, and having an engaging teaching style helped the students succeed academically.",
author = "Senel Poyrazli and Jamiela Isaiah",
year = "2018",
month = "4",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1037/ipp0000083",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "7",
pages = "62--75",
journal = "International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation",
issn = "2157-3883",
publisher = "American Psychological Association Inc.",
number = "2",

}

International students' journeys From academic probation to academic success. / Poyrazli, Senel; Isaiah, Jamiela.

In: International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, Vol. 7, No. 2, 01.04.2018, p. 62-75.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - International students' journeys From academic probation to academic success

AU - Poyrazli, Senel

AU - Isaiah, Jamiela

PY - 2018/4/1

Y1 - 2018/4/1

N2 - The purpose of this study was to determine factors that contribute to international students' academic failure and positive factors that help students recover grades. Interviews were conducted with 21 international students who were on academic probation and had since recovered their grades. In this present qualitative study, we used conventional content analysis to uncover common themes. A major negative factor was the lack of adult supervision in academic and personal life. Other negative factors included unfamiliarity with the U.S. school system, culture shock, difficulty adjusting to different climates, and language barriers. Common positive factors included attending professors' office hours, asking questions in class, seeking tutoring, and making friends. Professor characteristics such as being approachable, showing concern for student's success, and having an engaging teaching style helped the students succeed academically.

AB - The purpose of this study was to determine factors that contribute to international students' academic failure and positive factors that help students recover grades. Interviews were conducted with 21 international students who were on academic probation and had since recovered their grades. In this present qualitative study, we used conventional content analysis to uncover common themes. A major negative factor was the lack of adult supervision in academic and personal life. Other negative factors included unfamiliarity with the U.S. school system, culture shock, difficulty adjusting to different climates, and language barriers. Common positive factors included attending professors' office hours, asking questions in class, seeking tutoring, and making friends. Professor characteristics such as being approachable, showing concern for student's success, and having an engaging teaching style helped the students succeed academically.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85045851052&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85045851052&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1037/ipp0000083

DO - 10.1037/ipp0000083

M3 - Article

VL - 7

SP - 62

EP - 75

JO - International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation

JF - International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation

SN - 2157-3883

IS - 2

ER -