Using emotion regulation to cope with challenges: a study of Chinese students in the United Kingdom

Ming Cheng*, Andrew Friesen, Olalekan Adekola

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Abstract

There is increasing research on the challenges that Chinese students experience during their time studying abroad, but limited studies have explored how they self-regulate their emotions to address these challenges. This paper identifies key stressors experienced by Chinese postgraduate students during their study in academic institutions in the United Kingdom as well as the emotion regulation strategies that they employed. Understanding the emotional experiences will provide important insights into Chinese students’ learning behaviour and their choice of different emotion regulation strategies when interacting with peers and academic tutors. Emotion regulation strategies believed to improve individual student experiences and their interaction with tutors and peers are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-145
Number of pages13
JournalCambridge Journal of Education
Volume49
Issue number2
Early online date22 May 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2019

Keywords

  • Chinese international students
  • emotion regulation
  • peer interaction
  • studying abroad

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