Academic and sociocultural adjustment of international students from Arabic-Persian cultures and Confucianist heritage cultures at an Australian university

Michele Brigitte Antoinette Doray

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Abstract

This qualitative study of International students (ISs) at an Australian university provides detailed Insights Into the dynamic decision-making processes adopted by ISs In navigating the demands of an unfamiliar academic and sociocultural host environment. To provide a comprehensive analysts on ISs' adjustment processes, the study focuses on two Individual ethnic groups: those from Arabic-Persian cultures and Confucianist-heritage cultures. The findings Indicate that ISs adopt a discursive approach as they reconstruct their Identities In positioning and repositioning themselves to meet the demands of the new academic environment. However, they appear to retreat to cultural enclaves In the sociocultural domain.
LanguageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date26 Sep 2017
DOIs
StateUnpublished - 2017

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