Confucianism and Accents: Understanding the Plight of the Asian International Student in the U.S.

  • Jennifer T. Young California State University, Long Beach, United States
Keywords: Asian international students, Confucianism, English language, mental health

Abstract

Research has shown that international students experience acculturation stress while adjusting to life in the U.S., resolving over time. However, acculturation stress can be exacerbated by several factors, leading to a negative impact on academic performance and general wellness. Asian international students traditionally underutilize counseling services on campuses. This article reviews the literature of the experiences of Asian international students studying in the U.S. The author offers Confucianism as a cultural consideration to explain cross-cultural challenges experienced by Asian international students and their campus community. Suggestions to support Asian international students are made based on findings of the literature review.

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Author Biography

Jennifer T. Young, California State University, Long Beach, United States

JENNIFER T. YOUNG, Psy.D. is currently a psychologist working at United States Peace Corps. This article was written when Dr. Young was working as a psychologist at California State University Long Beach. No part of this manuscript represents the official stance or opinion of the U.S. Peace Corps. 

Published
2017-07-01
How to Cite
Young, J. (2017). Confucianism and Accents: Understanding the Plight of the Asian International Student in the U.S. Journal of International Students, 7(3), 433-448. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v7i3.202
Section
Research Articles