Relation between assertiveness, academic self-efficacy, and psychosocial adjustment among international graduate students

Senel Poyrazli, Consuelo Arbona, Amaury Nora, Robert McPherson, Stewart Pisecco

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Rathus Assertiveness Schedule (Rathus, 1973), Academic Self-Efficacy Scale (Jenson, 1991; Sherer & Maddux, 1982), The Inventory for Student Adjustment Strain (Crano & Crano, 1993), and UCLA Loneliness Scale (Russell, 1996) were used to examine a total of 122 graduate international students. Findings indicate that English proficiency, assertiveness, and academic self-efficacy contributed uniquely to the variance in students ' general adjustment level, while students ' loneliness was predicted only by gender and assertiveness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)632-642
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of College Student Development
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2002


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