Predicting maladjustment of exchange students in different cultures: a prospective study

T. Furukawa, T. Shibayama

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to construct a discriminant function to predict maladjustment in foreign cultures for 123 Japanese adolescents studying abroad in home stay for 1 year. The maladjustment was defined in terms of self-reported friendship availability, friendship satisfaction and emotional distress. Among the variables assessed before departure, three factors emerged as strong predictors of maladjustment: neuroticism, maternal care before age 16, and friendship availability at home. The discriminant function obtained showed an overall predictive power of 72% and was found to be robust.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-146
Number of pages5
JournalSocial psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993 May 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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