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By Kun Yan

This ebook explores how chinese language scholars in a foreign country may well endure tension, and the way they conceptualize and adapt to emphasize within the American larger schooling setting. to take action, it adopts a combined tools layout: the sequential explanatory layout, that's characterised through the gathering and research of quantitative facts by means of the gathering and research of qualitative facts. so far, no empirical study has targeted completely upon knowing the strain and coping approaches of chinese language scholars within the usa. This e-book addresses that hole, enriching the physique of literature on foreign scholars’ variation approach in overseas countries.

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On the other hand, while longing for the native land and family culture, after years of study in the United States, students develop a special and deep feeling toward America and the brain drain phenomena has become an increasingly severe result of the contemporary foreign study movement (Xu 2006). Culturally, sociocultural challenge in America is real and unavoidable, most Chinese students are caught in a deep dilemma of needing to change, and while at the same time, they are unable or unwilling to change.

In the study at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Xu (2002) found quite a lot of Chinese students recommended employing a take it easy attitude toward English language difficulties. Support Mechanism Family Support Empirical findings (Ye 1992; Ni 2005; Lin 1998) revealed that it is family members rather than outside resources that mainland Chinese students usually turned to for help when in crises or in trouble. Frank (2000) found that Chinese students usually called their family when feeling depressed or frustrated.

Results showed that the sample is representative of mainland Chinese student population at ASU in basic characteristics such as gender and field of study. Sixty-seven percent of the respondents were studying mathematics, natural sciences, engineering, or other technically oriented subjects; about 53% of the respondents were male. A summary of demographic data will be provided in Chap. 5. Analysis of Survey Data Students’ stressors, coping, and help-seeking behaviors will be described by mean and standard deviation.

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