A Well-being Profile of U.S. – Based International Graduate Students: Implications for Counseling and Higher Education Professionals

Abstract

This study explored the well-being profile of international graduate students (IGS) in USA. Seventy-nine IGS completed a demographics questionnaire and the Five-Factor Wel (5F-Wel; Myers & Sweeney, 2004). Results indicate significant differences in well-being scores between IGS and normed groups of adults. Specifically, IGS scores were significantly lower on 5 well-being factors of self-care, social self, friendship, positive humor, and leisure. Significantly higher mean scores were also found on the well-being factors of cultural identity, realistic identity, work, physical self, nutrition, and stress management. Significant differences found among several demographic variables were also noted. Implications for higher education and counseling professionals are addressed.

Hamza, E. (2014) A Well-being Profile of U.S. – Based International Graduate Students: Implications for Counseling and Higher Education Professionals. Educationalfutures, [online] Vol. 2(6). Available at: http://educationstudies.org.uk/?p=2770 [Accessed 18 Nov, 2017].