Predictors of Acculturative Stress among Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

Sri Sowmiya Devi R and Shinto Thomas
Christ (Deemed to be University), Yeshwanthpur Campus, Bengaluru


Many individuals migrate from one region or place to another for various reasons across
their lifetime. Similarly, each year a multitude of student population migrate to different
states and cities to enrich their knowledge, their higher education and experiences
where they also face the obstacles from unknown territory. Everyone is not versatile in
nature, Challenges such as adapting to weather, food, language, environment, culture,
transport, and other factors affect many individuals’ mental and physical health which
in turn impacts on education. This study examined the predictors of acculturative stress
among undergraduate and postgraduate migrated students. Psychological flexibility,
social network and language fluency are measured among students to find the predictors
of acculturative stress. The data was collected from 391 college students currently
studying in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and included 361 data that fits in to the criteria.
Through a combination of direct interactions and google form surveys, data was gathered
to elucidate the predictors of acculturative stress. The data was analyzed with the help of
correlation and multiple regression analysis. The result shows that there is a significant
relationship between psychological flexibility, language fluency and acculturative stress.
It found that psychological flexibility and language fluency predict acculturative stress.
Unfortunately, social networks do not predict acculturative stress. This study also found
that there is no significant difference in the acculturative stress among male and female,
Undergraduate and postgraduate students as well.

Leisha D. Sequeira and Shanmukh V. Kamble
Karnatak University Dharwad, Karnataka


The present study was carried out to identify whether perceived parenting has a significant
relationship with the development of maladaptive schemas and whether perceived
parenting predicts the development of maladaptive schemas among adolescents. The
sample of the study consisted of 300 adolescents (male = 140 and female = 160) from
the state of Goa. The measures used for the purpose of the study were the Young
Parenting Inventory (YPI – R2) (2018) by Louis, J. P., Wood, A., & Lockwood, G. and the
Young Schema Questionnaire (1998) by Young & Brown. The statistical analyses applied
were Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation and Regression Analysis. The results of
the study indicated that there exists a significant positive correlation between perceived
parenting and the development of maladaptive schemas. The study also suggested that
perceived parenting significantly and positively predicted the development of maladaptive
schemas. Further, the implication of the study is discussed..

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