Communication stressors and coping strategies among Chinese students in the United States

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Liang, Qiu Lu
Portland State University Library
Chinese students -- Education (Higher) -- United States; Intercultural communication -- United States; Stress management; International and Intercultural Communication
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Following China's open door policy in the late 70's and early 80's, there has been a significant increase in the number of Chinese students and scholars attending academic institutions in the U. S. As sojourners in a foreign culture, Chinese students inevitably experience difficulties in their daily life and academic endeavors. The purpose of the thesis is to examine what are the specific situations that are perceived by Chinese students as stressful, how , they cope with the situations, and whether there are correlations between the perceived stressors, coping strategies, and the academic, performance of the Chinese students.