Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Learning Sciences and Human Development
Floyd L. Stead
Richard T. Walls
This research explored the correlation relationship between academic achievement and adjustment problems among international undergraduate students at West Virginia University. Michigan International Student Problem Inventory (M.I.S.P. Inventory) was used to measure the adjustment problems that international students have encountered. GPA scale was used to measure academic achievement. Thirty-three international undergraduate students participated this study. Students were asked to complete the survey and self-report GPA in the survey.;The correlations were found statistically significant between Academic Record problems and GPA, and between Social Personal problems and GPA. The Academic Record problems and Social Personal problems were both negatively correlated with GPA. Based upon both statistical and demographic results of this study, implications and recommendations were discussed towards the improvement of student affair services for international students on campus. Direction of future researches and the contributions of the current study were discussed in the end.
Zhao, Ke, "The impact of adjustment problems on academic achievement of international undergraduates at West Virginia University" (2006). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 845.