Academic Adjustment Needs of International Students of Universities in Southern Ghana
Keywords:Academic adjustment, undergraduates, international students, southern Ghana, university education, academic environment
The study investigated the academic adjustment needs of regular undergraduate international students of universities in southern Ghana. The descriptive survey design of the quantitative research approach was employed for the study. The data were analysed using both descriptive (mean, standard deviation and rank) and inferential (Independent-samples t-test) statistics. The findings showed that the academic adjustment needs of international students were quite serious or weighty, and there was no significant difference in the academic adjustment needs of undergraduate regular international students on the basis of gender. On the basis of these findings, it was recommended, among other things, that policy makers and management of the universities must take into account the reality of the academic adjustment needs of regular undergraduate international students no matter their gender. They should also consider effective ways of making their stay in universities in southern Ghana less stressful.