Away from Home: A Qualitative Exploration of Health Experiences of Nigerian Students in UK University

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Alloh, F., Tait, D. and Taylor, C. 2018. Away from Home: A Qualitative Exploration of Health Experiences of Nigerian Students in UK University. Journal of International Students. 8 (1), pp. 1-20.
AuthorsAlloh, F., Tait, D. and Taylor, C.
Abstract

This study explored the factors that contribute to the health experience of Nigerian students in the UK. Challenges faced by international students include dietary issues, isolation, stress, depression and others. Nine semi-structured interviews were conducted combination of purposive sampling and snowball sampling techniques were used to recruit participants for the study. Interviews were audio recorded, transcribed and analysed using thematic content analysis and Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) to interpret themes. Two major themes from our findings were discussed under broad headings: Transitional changes and financial capability. These findings have practical implications for Nigerian students’ well-being in UK University. Cultural dimension is needed to reduce culture shock experience among international students during sojourning.

Keywordsdietary issues; experience; health; Nigerian students
JournalJournal of International Students
Journal citation8 (1), pp. 1-20
ISSN2162-3104
Year2018
PublisherJournal of International Students
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.32674/jis.v8i1.149
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v8i1.149
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Online01 Jan 2018
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Deposited18 May 2020
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