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Mental Health Concerns of Mainland Chinese International Students in the United States: A Literature Review

Kaifang Zheng and Cirecie A. West-Olatunji

2016

Research has shown that mainland Chinese international students, as the largest and fastest-growing international student body in the United States, face high rates of mental health concerns but demonstrate low levels of help-seeking behaviors, such as seeking professional counseling services. Three major areas regarding this phenomenon have been discussed: transcultural adjustment, attachment and relationship issues, and coping and help-seeking preferences. The authors provide an overview of current studies on mainland Chinese international students’ mental health issues and, using a resilience lens, offer recommendations for practice and future research.

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