Life Adjustment of International Students in Eastern Taiwan


  • Nadi Suprapto Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Orde Koria Saragih Universitas Sari Mutiara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Muchamad Arif Al Ardha National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan



adjustment, gender, international student, major, study level, survey, Taiwan


This study investigates international students' life adjustment in Eastern Taiwan by conducting a survey study. A total of 104 students were invited to complete the Life Adjustment Questionnaire (LAQ). Several predictors’ (gender, major differences, and study levels) were studied in this survey. The results revealed seven important points, including the validity and reliability of LAQ, the degree of adjustment, adjustment across gender, the correlations among dimensions of adjustment, adjustment across majors, adjustment across study levels, and the interaction among gender, major, and study level together concerning adjustment. The research gives some implications for further research and recommendations for universities related to international students.

Author Biographies

Nadi Suprapto, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia

NADI SUPRAPTO, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia and graduate from National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan. His research and teaching interests include physics education, science education, pre-service physics teacher, and survey study.

Orde Koria Saragih, Universitas Sari Mutiara, Medan, Indonesia

ORDE KORIA SARAGIH, M.Ed, is a Lecturer in the Department of Primary school teacher education at Universitas Sari Mutiara, Indonesia and graduate from National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan. Her research and teaching interests include English education and TESOL.

Muchamad Arif Al Ardha, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan

MUCHAMAD ARIF AL ARDHA, M.Ed., is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Education and Human Potentials Development, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan. His research interests include physical education, biomechanics, and survey study.


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How to Cite

Suprapto, N., Saragih, O. K., & Al Ardha, M. A. (2019). Life Adjustment of International Students in Eastern Taiwan. Journal of International Students, 9(2), 613–634.



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