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Student
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Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Evgeniia Kozharina
The Impact of Cultural and Educational Distance on Socio-Cultural Adaptation and Psychological Well-being of International Students in Mexico
Applied Social Psychology
(Master’s programme)
2019
This study was dedicated to exploring the impact of cultural and educational distance on socio-cultural adaptation and psychological well-being of international students in Mexico. The sample contained overall 161 respondents and was divided into two subgroups based on the cultural distance of their country of origins and Mexico. 65 European students and 96 Latin American students participated in the research.

The study showed that cultural distance impacted sociocultural adaptation within both groups of students, however, for Latin american students who came from rather similar cultural background, perceived cultural distance was positively related to both sociocultural adaptation and well-being. For European students cultural distance was negatively related to sociocultural adaptation.

Among European students, we found a positive relationbetween educational intimacy and sociocultural adaptation, meanwhile among Latin American students there was a positive relation between perceived educational closeness and life satisfaction and academic success.

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