Stress, Coping, and Adjustment of International Students During COVID-19: A Mixed-Methods Study
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 caused unexpected and unprecedented disruptions worldwide, inflicting inconvenience in daily life, heightened health risk, and psychological distress. University students, especially international students, faced unique challenges and stressors related to education, financial situation, safety, mental health, future planning, as well as COVID-19-related anti-Asian xenophobia and discriminations and student visa regulations. This mixed-method secondary data analysis study aimed to investigate the experiences, stress, adjustment, and ways of coping of international students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results showed that international students experienced different stressors and utilized different coping strategies compared to their domestic American counterparts. International students also reported changes in experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, stressors, and coping strategies over the course of six months. Implications of the findings as well as limitations and future directions were discussed.
Psychology|Higher education|School counseling
Wu, Ying, "Stress, Coping, and Adjustment of International Students During COVID-19: A Mixed-Methods Study" (2023). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30566361.