Proceedings of the 3rd ASEAN Conference on Psychology, Counselling, and Humanities (ACPCH 2017)

Psycho-social Determinants of Academic Well-being for International Students from Developed Countries who Study in Developing Countries

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Erna Z Wiles
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Erna Z Wiles
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https://doi.org/10.2991/acpch-17.2018.43How to use a DOI?
Keywords
International students, academic well-being, academic achievement
Abstract
Abundant research has been conducted on International students' well-being. However, little has focused on academic well-being and directed towards students from developed countries studying in developing countries as respondents. The fact that students have to live in a completely different country with different language and culture potentially creates challenges that may threaten the students' academic well-being. Thus, it will also affect their academic achievement. By using quantitative method in a form of questionnaires combined with a qualitative method in the form of a focus group, this research was conducted to construct the definition and theory of 'academic well-being', to discover the indicators of-, as well as determinants that play the most significant role in determining the students' academic well-being. Findings show that students and academic staffs have the same perception of academic well-being, which is the existence of a balance between the students' resources and the students' academic achievement, with the condition that throughout their time they are physically and psychologically healthy, have a healthy relationship with the university staff, friends and people around them, and have a future vision; with three conditions, there is a will to seek help, there is support from the staff and they live in a conducive environment.
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Proceedings
3rd ASEAN Conference on Psychology, Counselling, and Humanities (ACPCH 2017)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
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February 2018
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978-94-6252-457-6
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2352-5398
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https://doi.org/10.2991/acpch-17.2018.43How to use a DOI?
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