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Identity Continuity Protects Academic Performance, Retention, and Life Satisfaction among International Students

Cruwys, Tegan; Ng, Nikole; Haslam, Shelly Alexander; Haslam, Catherine


International students transitioning to university undergo dramatic changes in social identity, with a need to adapt to a new culture, language, environment, and way of living. This paper explores the impact of this social identity change on academic performance, academic retention, mental health, and life satisfaction. The Social Identity Model of Identity Change (SIMIC) predicts that during life transitions of this form, an individual's group memberships and associated social identities...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Applied Psychology
DOI: 10.1111/apps.12254
Access Rights: Open Access


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