Chinese and Taiwanese International College Students' Participation in Social Organizations: Implications for College Counseling Professionals
Article first published online: 17 JUL 2012
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Journal of College Counseling
Volume 15, Issue 2, pages 144–156, July 2012
How to Cite
Tsai, P.-C. and Wong, Y. J. (2012), Chinese and Taiwanese International College Students' Participation in Social Organizations: Implications for College Counseling Professionals. Jnl of College Counseling, 15: 144–156. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1882.2012.00012.x
- Issue published online: 17 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 17 JUL 2012
- Received 09/28/09; Revised 12/03/09; Accepted 06/01/10
This qualitative focus group study explored the meaning of Chinese and Taiwanese international students' lived experiences in social organizations. Participants were 9 Chinese and Taiwanese international college students in a midwestern U.S. university. The analyses uncovered 7 themes: social support, recreation, emotional support, practical benefits, contributions to the organizations, commitment toward organizations, and stressors associated with participation. Implications of the findings for college counseling professionals are discussed.