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Article: Quality of life: international and domestic students studying medicine in New Zealand

TitleQuality of life: international and domestic students studying medicine in New Zealand
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Issue Date2012
PublisherBohn Stafleu van Loghum B.V.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.perspectivesonmedicaleducation.org
Citation
Perspectives On Medical Education, 2012, v. 1 n. 3, p. 129-142 How to Cite?
AbstractInternational students form a significant proportion of students studying within universities in Western countries. The quality of life perceptions of international medical students in comparison with domestic medical students has not been well documented. There is some evidence to suggest that international medical students may have different educational and social experiences in relation to their domestic peers. This study investigates the levels of quality of life experienced by international and domestic students studying medicine. A total of 548 medical students completed the abbreviated version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life questionnaire. The focus of the analysis was to evaluate differences between international and domestic students in their early clinical years. The responses were analysed using multivariate analysis of variance methods. International medical students are experiencing lower social and environmental quality of life compared with domestic peers. International medical students in New Zealand have expressed quality of life concerns, which likely have an impact on their academic achievement, feelings of wellness, acculturation, and social adaptation. The findings reinforce the need for creating stronger social networks and accessible accommodation, as well as developing systems to ensure safety, peer mentorship and student support.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/160767
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dc.contributor.authorHenning, MAen_US
dc.contributor.authorKrageloh, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoir, Fen_US
dc.contributor.authorDoherty, Ien_US
dc.contributor.authorHawken, SJen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-16T06:19:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-16T06:19:39Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationPerspectives On Medical Education, 2012, v. 1 n. 3, p. 129-142en_US
dc.identifier.issn2212-277Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/160767-
dc.description.abstractInternational students form a significant proportion of students studying within universities in Western countries. The quality of life perceptions of international medical students in comparison with domestic medical students has not been well documented. There is some evidence to suggest that international medical students may have different educational and social experiences in relation to their domestic peers. This study investigates the levels of quality of life experienced by international and domestic students studying medicine. A total of 548 medical students completed the abbreviated version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life questionnaire. The focus of the analysis was to evaluate differences between international and domestic students in their early clinical years. The responses were analysed using multivariate analysis of variance methods. International medical students are experiencing lower social and environmental quality of life compared with domestic peers. International medical students in New Zealand have expressed quality of life concerns, which likely have an impact on their academic achievement, feelings of wellness, acculturation, and social adaptation. The findings reinforce the need for creating stronger social networks and accessible accommodation, as well as developing systems to ensure safety, peer mentorship and student support.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBohn Stafleu van Loghum B.V.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.perspectivesonmedicaleducation.orgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofPerspectives On Medical Educationen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.titleQuality of life: international and domestic students studying medicine in New Zealanden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=2212-277X&volume=1&spage=1&epage=14&date=2012&atitle=Quality+Of+Life:+International+And+Domestic+Students+Studying+Medicine+In+New+Zealanden_US
dc.identifier.emailHenning, MA: m.henning@auckland.ac.nzen_US
dc.identifier.emailDoherty, I: idoherty@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityDoherty, I=rp01576en_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s40037-012-0019-y-
dc.identifier.pmid23316469-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC3540361-
dc.identifier.hkuros203170en_US
dc.identifier.volume1en_US
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spage129en_US
dc.identifier.epage142en_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands-

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