The Relationship between Identity and Acculturation in International Students in Turkey

Boynuegri E., ŞENER KILINÇ T.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.2021, no.92, pp.297-316, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2021 Issue: 92
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.14689/ejer.2021.92.15
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, EBSCO Education Source, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
  • Page Numbers: pp.297-316
  • Keywords: immigrants, emerging adulthood, cultural adaptation, identity development, ethnic identity, PSYCHOLOGICAL ADJUSTMENT, EMERGING ADULTHOOD, GENDER-DIFFERENCES, ASIAN IMMIGRANTS, ETHNIC-IDENTITY, ADOLESCENTS, SELF, STRATEGIES, DIMENSIONS, RISK
  • TED University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: This study aimed to discover identity statuses and acculturation strategies of international students in Turkey, as well as revealing the relationship between these concepts. Research Methods: To investigate the relationship, a correlational research design was used. Turkish version of Acculturation Questionnaire and Turkish version of Ego-Identity Process Questionnaire were administered to 156 international students in Turkey. Findings: The findings showed that the most common acculturation strategy was assimilation and the most seen identity statuses were achievement and diffusion.