Personality dimensions, psychosocial-demographic variables, and English language competency in predicting level of acculturative stress among Turkish International Students

Erdine Duru, Senel Poyrazli

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Abstract

A sample of 229 Turkish international students studying in 17 universities throughout the United States participated in this online study. The main purpose of the study was to investigate acculturative stress based on students' demographics, personality, level of social connectedness, and English language competency. A hierarchical regression analysis indicated that marital status, English language competency, social connectedness, adjustment difficulties, neuroticism, and openness to experience were predictors of acculturative stress. Analysis of variance results showed that acculturative stress did not significantly differ by students' gender or age. Implications are discussed and suggestions for interventions and future research are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-110
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Stress Management
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology(all)

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