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Record number 560911
Title Development and validation of the acculturative stress scale for Pakistani Muslim students
Author(s) Bashir, Asma; Khalid, Ruhi
Source Cogent Psychology 7 (2020)1. - ISSN 2331-1908
Department(s) Education and Learning Sciences
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2020
Keyword(s) academic stressors - acculturative stress - cultural stressors - discrimination - financial stressors - Pakistani - religious stressors

The current study aimed to develop a culturally competent scale to examine the unique stressors encountered by Muslim Pakistani students during their stay abroad. A pool of 31-item was subjected to Explanatory Factor Analysis (EFA) which yielded the final 24 items scale resulted in six distinct domains of stressors, academic (six items), general living and finance (four items), perceived discrimination (three items), cultural and religious (four items), local & environmental (four items), language barrier (three items). The Multidimensional Acculturative Stress Scale was developed and validated for Pakistani students and can be used as a diagnostic tool by campus counselors and mental health practitioners.

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