Original Articles

Adjustment Experiences of International Students at a South African University

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 21, issue 2, 2011 , pages: 293–296
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2011.10820458
Author(s): Pilot MudhovoziUniversity of Venda, South Africa


The study explored the experiences of international students at a South African university. A purposeful sample of seven international students were the participants (males = 3, females = 4, age range = 22 to 28 years). Content analysis of the responses showed that international students experienced both academic and social challenges. The students reported using personal and environmentally focused control strategies to cope with adjustment problems.

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