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Culture and the College Experience: Stress, Stressor Domains, and Social Support Seeking in International Asian, Asian American, and European American College Students

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dc.contributor.advisor Wang, Shu-wen
dc.contributor.author Broomfield, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-17T17:36:56Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-17T17:36:56Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/16641
dc.description.abstract Cultural differences among International Asians, Asian Americans, and European Americans have been shown to be associated with differences in stress, coping mechanisms such as social support, and attitudes toward the college experience. Prior research has found associations between typically collectivistic or interdependent Asian cultural values and issues of stress, motivation, and coping that are highly relevant to college students. This study uses a crosssectional, correlational questionnaire design to examine how these groups differ in their goals and expectations for college, their susceptibility to Achievement or Interpersonal Stressors, and their preferences in social support use and social support sources. International Asians showed lower total levels of stress and lower levels of Achievement Stress than Asian Americans and European Americans. Students from Eastern cultures had different attitudes toward the goals of the college experience and varied on measures of social support.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of Psychology
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- United States
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Psychology
dc.subject.lcsh Asian American college students
dc.subject.lcsh Motivation (Psychology)
dc.subject.lcsh Stress (Psychology)
dc.subject.lcsh Adjustment (Psychology)
dc.title Culture and the College Experience: Stress, Stressor Domains, and Social Support Seeking in International Asian, Asian American, and European American College Students
dc.type Thesis
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