Psychological Symptoms and Concerns Experienced by International Students: Outreach Implications for Counseling Centers

Authors

  • Senel Poyrazli The Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg, United States

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v5i3.424

Keywords:

psychological symptoms, psychological concerns, outreach, international students

Abstract

This study examines psychological symptoms and concerns experienced by international students. Participants identified with a variety of psychological symptoms and concerns. The top three were related to academics (71%), career (60%), and stress (43%). In addition, 34% of the participants indicated being concerned about depression and/or anxiety. For married students, the top three concern areas were related to academics, career, and stress, but 27% of participants also indicated experiencing couple and marital problems. Implications for outreach activities for counseling centers are discussed in light of these findings.

Author Biography

Senel Poyrazli, The Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg, United States

SENEL POYRAZLI is professor of counseling psychology at the Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg. She received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from University of Houston. Dr. Poyrazli is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA). She serves as the vice-president of Pennsylvania Immigrant and Refugee Women's Network (PAIRWN). 

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Published

2015-07-01

How to Cite

Poyrazli, S. (2015). Psychological Symptoms and Concerns Experienced by International Students: Outreach Implications for Counseling Centers. Journal of International Students, 5(3), 306–312. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v5i3.424

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Research in Briefs (English)