Did you know that adjustment difficulties of international students are often related to “losses” they experience when they move to a different country? Dr. Kenneth Wang’s research team at University of Missouri is conducting a study on this topic, and invites you to participate by completing a 10-minute survey.
The purpose of this study is to develop a scale that measures the different kinds of losses experienced by people living in a different country (e.g., access to food from back home, relevant knowledge, social network, effortless sense of belonging, competency, privileges for citizens). This study aims to provide a better understanding of how these underlying factors (losses) are associated with the well-being and challenges of international students. It’s also a way to help students, staff and faculty understand the cross-national transition as a developing or learning process in a new environment – due to intangible losses – instead of as a deficit of students from other countries.
For questions regarding this study, please contact Dr. Kenneth Wang.