Prognostic Competence and Coping Strategies of International Students from India and Arab Countries [post]

Vera Fedotova
2021 unpublished
Background. In the twenty-first century, many universities have internationalized their activity. The number of international students is one indicator of how successful an institution is in the world market of educational services. There is a number of works dedicated to adaptation of international students. However, the anticipatory competence of foreign students and coping strategies in the process of adaptation in a foreign cultural environment have not been previously studied. Methods.
more » ... udied. Methods. Coping strategies were assessed by using the «Coping Strategies for Stress Situations Test» (Strategic Approach to Coping Scale – SACS) (Vodopyanova & Starchenkova, 2009); the anticipatory competence of foreign students was assessed by using the anticipatory competence test (Mendelevich, 2003). The study involved young people studying in Russian universities from 1 year to 3 years in humanitarian and technical specialtiesResults. During the study it was found that students from Arab countries are dominated by a passive coping strategy, they are in a small degree characterized by asocial and aggressive actions, which are expressed in an asocial strategy of coping with stress. Indian students prefer a pro-social strategy of behavior, expressed in the search for social support. Significant differences were revealed between representatives of two different countries in the severity of the strategy of coping with stress - the search for social support. Personal-situational and temporal anticipatory consistency is more characteristic of students from Arab countries.Conclusion. The results of the present research work contribute to the knowledge on the ability to predict problematic situations (anticipatory competence) that international students have, in relation to their affiliation. The practical significance of the present research consists in the potential application of the obtained results. Methodical techniques developed in the course of the present research may be applied by specialists in a psychological service when they work with international students.
doi:10.21203/ fatcat:zwhca6aadbclje6zuitysqho3q