Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya • ISSN 2075-7999
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2020 Vol. 13 Issue 69

Apasovа М.V. Kulagina I.Y., Apasovа E.V. Specifics of adaptation of Chinese and Turkmen students in Russian universities

 Full text in Russian: Апасова М.В., Кулагина И.Ю., Апасова Е.В. Специфика адаптации китайских и туркменских студентов в российском вузе

Moscow State University of Psychology & Education,  Moscow, Russia

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In the current study we investigated socio-psychological adaptation of foreign students in Moscow universities. The study was conducted within first two months of education when students adapt to the new environment. Students from China and Turkmenistan participated in the study with Russian students as the control group (50 people per group). The Roger-Diamond’s methodology and Nutten’s Motivational Induction Method were applied. Turkmen students showed higher level of adaptation compared to Chinese students (according to the parameters "self-acceptance", "emotional comfort", "adaptation to social interaction"). This discrepancy was determined by different motivation for attending Russian universities: Turkmen students perceive Russian education as prestigious and prospective for integration, whereas for Chinese students it is only the first step in a long way towards career in the West. Integrative motivation was shown to facilitate adaptation while instrumental motivation made it more difficult. The proximity of the adaptation indicators in Chinese and Russian students points that eventually Chinese students successfully adapted.

Keywords: adaptation, acceptance of others, self-acceptance, emotional comfort, university, foreign students

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Apasova Maria Vadimovna, master student of the Department of Pedagogical Psychology them. Prof. V.A.Guruzhapova, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Sretenka street, 29, 127051, Moscow, Russia.
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Kulagina Irina Yuryevna, PhD in Psychology, Senior Research Associate, professor Department of Educational Psychology them. Prof. L.F.Okhovoi, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Sretenka street, 29, 127051, Moscow, Russia. E-mail: Этот адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра.

Apasova Ekaterina Viktorovna, PhD in Psychology, Department of Social Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Sretenka street, 29, 127051, Moscow, Russia.
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Apasovа М.V. Kulagina I.Y., Apasovа E.V. Specifics of adaptation of Chinese and Turkmen students in Russian universities. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2020, Vol. 13, No. 69, p. 6. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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