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The Mediating effect of cultural adaption stress on the Relationship between International students' Character strengths and university life adaptation

외국인 유학생의 성격강점이 대학생활적응에 미치는 영향 - 문화적응스트레스의 매개효과를 중심으로 -

  • Yu, Jeehyoung (Dept. of Korean Language Education as a Foreign Language, Dongshin university) ;
  • Lee, Joohee (Dept. of Counseling psychology, Dongshin university) ;
  • Park, Sunhee (Dept. of Counseling psychology, Dongshin university)
  • 유지형 (동신대학교 한국어교원학과) ;
  • 이주희 (동신대학교 상담심리학과) ;
  • 박순희 (동신대학교 상담심리학과)
  • Received : 2018.08.17
  • Accepted : 2018.11.20
  • Published : 2018.11.28

Abstract

In this study, we looked at whether the character strength of foreign students affects the adaptation of university life and tried to figure out whether cultural adaptation stress has mediating effect. To this end, we set up a research model based on prior research, conducted a survey of 263 foreign students belonging to G City and N City, and analyzed the data using the spss statistics program. As a result of the study, the character strength of foreign students was affecting the adaptation of university life, and the cultural adaptation stress of international students partially mediated the relationship between character strength and university life adaptation. Therefore, it is suggested that it is necessary to develop a program that reduces cultural stress and to have a professional counselor in the university who can continuously consult international students.

Keywords

International students;Character strengths;University life adaptation;Culture adaptation stress;Mediating effect

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Fig. 1. The Mediating effect of cultural adaption stress on the Relationship between International students’ Character strengths and university life adaptation

Table 1. A demographic variable

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Table 2. the average of the variables, standard deviation

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Table 3. the results of a correlation among the researchers

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Table 4. Regression analysis result

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