This study examined the relationship between acculturation modes (assimilation, integration, separation and marginalization), social support, and acculturative stress in undergraduate and graduate international students (N=104) at a medium-sized public university in the Midwestern United States. The study found that international students with broad-based social support and an Integration approach to acculturation experienced lower levels of acculturative stress. Implications for more effective counseling with international students are addressed.
Journal of International Students
Kashubeck-West, Susan and Sullivan, Christopher, "The Interplay of International Students’ Acculturative Stress, Social Support, and Acculturation Modes" (2015). Education Sciences and Professional Programs Faculty Works. 15.