The transitional experiences of an international student facing chronic physical illness

Authors

  • Yaone Duduetsang Matsagopane Southwest University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v15i1.5396

Keywords:

Chronic physical illness, international student, reflective narrative, transitional experiences

Abstract

This article illuminates the author’s transitional experiences during a chronic physical illness in China. Although many studies have considered patients’ chronic physical illnesses, few have considered international students’ experiences of chronic physical illness by means of the narrative approach. The author examines her chronic physical illness journey based on transitional experience and narrative identity theory. The narrative indicates a sense of identity, agency, and adaptation to change, and the exploration of such experiences could significantly contribute to the literature on students’ chronic physical health from a student’s perspective.

Author Biography

Yaone Duduetsang Matsagopane, Southwest University

Yaone Duduetsang Matsagopane, is a PhD candidate, in the Faculty of Education at Southwest University. Her major research interests lie in the area of educational leadership, health and well-being among students and African studies. Email: yd.matsagopane@gmail.com

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Published

2023-11-20

How to Cite

Matsagopane, Y. D. (2023). The transitional experiences of an international student facing chronic physical illness. Journal of International Students, 13(3), 512–520. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v15i1.5396