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Khosravi R, Azman A, Khosravi S, Khosravi N. Addressing Mental Health Issues of International Students at University Sains Malaysia: An Inquiry for Social Work Policy and Practice. IQBQ. 2018; 25 (2) :31-43
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1- Assistant Professor of Social Work, School of Economics, Management & Social Sciences Department of Sociology & Social Planning, Shiraz University, Iran. , roghayeh.khosravi@gmail.com
2- Professor in Social Work, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
3- PhD Student in Social Sciences, Azad University Tehran Markaz, Tehran, Iran
4- MA in Crisis Management in Social and Mental Health
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In comparison with similar age groups in the general population, students who are studying in universities are more at risk of having mental health problems. Surprisingly, several studies reveal that international students are highly affected by mental health issues than their local counterparts. Seemingly, it is more related to their decision to study overseas that might present them several challenges, including mental health issues. Malaysian universities host a substantial number of international students but the issue of international students’ mental health lack substantial attention there. The current research applying a mixed method, aims to address the mental health issues of newly registered international students at Universiti Sains Malaysia. In-depth discussion on the study findings’ implications for practice, policy, and research for social work profession will be addressed in this research paper.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Arts and Humanities (General)
Received: 2020/07/10 | Accepted: 2018/03/15 | Published: 2018/03/15

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