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

Abstract

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.

Get new issue alerts for Journal of Psychology in Africa