—Study on international students’ adjustment while studying in a foreign environment is widely researched in the United States and Britain. A growing body of research has been carried out to study on its determinants. This paper intended to contribute to the Malaysian literature pertaining to this subject. Less attention is given on how the international students adjust successfully in Malaysian public university. This paper proposes seven antecedent variables in predicting the psychological and sociocultural adjustment among international students. Further, academic achievement is proposed as a result of successful adjustment to the psychological and sociocultural. Based on this relationship, several propositions are developed.
—Malaysia, psychological adjustment, public university, sociocultural adjustment.
Yusliza Mohd.Yusoff and Shankar Chelliah are with the School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Manuscript received March, 2010. This study is funded by an Incentive Grant of Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Yusliza Mohd.Yusoff, is a senior lecturer at the School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shankar Chelliah is a lecturer at the School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Email: email@example.com.
Cite: Yusliza Mohd.Yusoff and Shankar Chelliah, " Adjustment in International Students in Malaysian Public University," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology
vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 275-278, 2010.