International vs. non-international students, regarding attachment, social support, and loneliness

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Authors
Martin, Katie
Issue Date
2018
Degree
Higher Diploma in Arts in Psychology
Publisher
Dublin Business School
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Abstract
The aim of this study was to investigate if attachment style and perceived social support would predict loneliness among students. It also aimed to investigate if there would be a significant difference in perceived social support between international and non-international students. Furthermore, it sought to examine if there was a difference between international and non-international student on levels of loneliness. A quantitative approach was taken for this study using a cross-sectional, correlational design and a convenient sample. Participants were recruited online via social media platforms where they were asked to fill out a selfreport survey which contained scales measuring attachment style, perceived social support, and loneliness levels. 102 participants took part in this study. Inferential statistical analysis reported significant results for all hypotheses.
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