A Study of the Experiences of Korean International Students’ Self-Care in America

AUTHORS

Sohee Kim,Department of Nursing Science, Youngsan University, Korea

ABSTRACT

This study is a qualitative research conducted to understand the health management experience and to grasp the essence of the experience of international students who are increasing with globalization trend. The study method was phenomenological study, and the participants were 6 Korean students residing in America. They voluntarily agreed with participation for depth interview. The data collected from September to November 2017 and were analyzed using Colaizzi's phenomenological methodology. It derived 7 theme clusters, 19 themes and 63 formulated meaning. The experience of Korean international students residing in America is based on the following criteria: ‘Focusing more on dietary life’, ‘Maintaining habits good for health’, ‘Trying to prepare for any possible events’ , ‘Taking a rest mind and body’, ‘Maintaining helpful relationships with people’, ‘To strive for the better future’, ‘Taking care of myself on my own’. A systematic health education program and for them needs to be provided for the academic achievement of international students and a healthy life in studying abroad.

 

KEYWORDS

Korean, International, Student, Self-care, Experience, Phenomenological, Study

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CITATION

  • APA:
    Kim,S.(2018). A Study of the Experiences of Korean International Students’ Self-Care in America. International Journal of Advanced Nursing Education and Research, 3(1), 63-68. 10.21742/IJANER.2018.3.1.11
  • Harvard:
    Kim,S.(2018). "A Study of the Experiences of Korean International Students’ Self-Care in America". International Journal of Advanced Nursing Education and Research, 3(1), pp.63-68. doi:10.21742/IJANER.2018.3.1.11
  • IEEE:
    [1] S.Kim, "A Study of the Experiences of Korean International Students’ Self-Care in America". International Journal of Advanced Nursing Education and Research, vol.3, no.1, pp.63-68, May. 2018
  • MLA:
    Kim Sohee. "A Study of the Experiences of Korean International Students’ Self-Care in America". International Journal of Advanced Nursing Education and Research, vol.3, no.1, May. 2018, pp.63-68, doi:10.21742/IJANER.2018.3.1.11

ISSUE INFO

  • Volume 3, No. 1, 2018
  • ISSN(p):2207-3981
  • ISSN(e):2207-3159
  • Published:May. 2018

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