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    STUDIA BIOETHICA - Issue no. 1-2 / 2017  
         
  Article:   ACCULTURATION AND STRESS AMONG INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS.

Authors:  SOFIA SOCOLOV, MAGDALENA IORGA, CATALINA MUNTEANU, BEATRICE-GABRIELA IOAN.
 
       
         
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24193/subbbioethica.2017.04

Published Online: 2017-12-25
Published Print: 2017-12-25

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The possibility of young people to study abroad is attractive but also challenging. The phenomenon of migration due to the desire of study abroad started to interest from the sociological point of view, but also it is a psychological and educational topic. Nowadays, universities are trying to convince teenagers from all over the world to continue their education into the institution, but not many of them are prepared to assure a qualitative integration for people coming from different cultures. The present paper approaches the stress of acculturation among university students. The aim of the study is to the point the theoretic issues related to this phenomenon and to present the used instruments that evaluate its score. Variables that influence the level of stress of acculturation, like sex, depression, family support, social network, language knowledge are discussed. Also, important results from international studies lead in several countries are detailed.

Keywords: international students, acculturation, stress, language barriers, depression, social support
 
         
     
         
         
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