Away from home: A qualitative exploration of health experiences of Nigerian students in a U.K. university.

Alloh, F., Tait, D. and Taylor, C., 2018. Away from home: A qualitative exploration of health experiences of Nigerian students in a U.K. university. Journal of International Students, 8 (1), 1 - 20.

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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1101024

Abstract

© Journal of International Students. This study explored the factors that contribute to the health experience of Nigerian students in the United Kingdom. Challenges faced by international students include dietary issues, isolation, stress, depression and others. Nine semi-structured interviews were conducted combination of purposive sampling and snowball sampling techniques were used to recruit participants for the study. Interviews were audio recorded, transcribed and analysed using thematic content analysis and Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) to interpret themes. Two major themes from our findings were discussed under broad headings: Transitional changes and financial capability. These findings have practical implications for Nigerian students’ well being in a U.K. university. Cultural dimension is needed to reduce culture shock experience among international students during sojourning.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2162-3104
Uncontrolled Keywords:dietary; experience; health; Nigerian students
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:30441
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:05 Mar 2018 13:53
Last Modified:05 Mar 2018 13:53

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