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Leonov N. I., Hasan H. F. Relationship between Adaptation and Coping Behaviour of International Students in Russia. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology, 2020, vol. 9, iss. 1, pp. 44-47. DOI:

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Relationship between Adaptation and Coping Behaviour of International Students in Russia


The purpose of the study presented in the article is to generalize theoretical and empirical studies on the relationship between adaptation and coping behaviour of international students in Russia. There is a pronounced tendency towards the increase in international students wishing to obtain higher education in Russia. Not only the “geography” of international students is expanding, but the number of Russian universities willing to enrol the students is also increasing. In conditions of modern multicultural education an individual must actively adapt to inevitable changes due to the very specifics of any internationally oriented university. Expansion of academic mobility practices (educational, communicative, sociocultural, etc.) leads to a wide variety of problems and risks. We summarized the data of fundamental and applied studies on the problems of adaptation and copying behaviour of international students. We noted that adaptation of the students is a complex phenomenon that includes several different types of adaptation (physical, moral and informational, sociocultural, etc.). Success of the adaptation process is ensured by the adequate interaction of international students within the sociocultural and intellectual environment of the university. The results of the study can be implemented in the development of educational programs for academic mobility of students, as well as the youth policy programs.


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