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Analysis of Acculturative Stress among Foreign Students studying in UNAIR
Zin Lin Phyu

Student of Master Program Study of Human Resource Development, Postgraduate School of Universitas Airlangga, Jl. Airlangga No. 4-6, Surabaya, Indonesia
e-mail: zin.lin.phyu-2018[at]


The self-administered questionnaire contained the short version of the Social, Attitudinal, Familial and Environmental Acculturative Stress Scale was used to determine the acculturative stress among international postgraduate university students. The instrument measures four aspects of acculturative stress, including social, attitudinal, family and environment. It contained 21 items in Likert 5-point response format. The sample consisted of 30 (15 males and 15 females) students studying in Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) stress level among different gender and age groups were measured using t-test. Results indicated that the top two sources of acculturative stress were: environment and attitude. However, there was no significant different of acculturative stress between genders and different age groups. The findings from this study provided some knowledge and understanding of the sources of stress among international postgraduate university students which are crucial for implementing stress reduction strategies, because stress may reduce motivation and decrease in academic performance

Keywords: Personality Development, International Students, Stress level

Topic: Human Resource Development


Conference: International Conference Postgraduate School Universitas Airlangga (ICPS 2019)

Plain Format | Corresponding Author (Zin Lin Phyu)

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