Выбор иностранными студентами стратегий совладающего поведения с трудностями вхождения в новую образовательную среду
The aim of our research is studying of the choice of coping strategies by foreign students, who came to Moscow to study. We hypothesized that international student changes his or her previous coping strategies with difficulties in education process in the conditions of the educational environment change: less adaptive coping strategies will be replaced by a more adaptive ones. The sample was 35 foreign students of different faculties in Higher School of Economics, aged between 22 and 35 years old. We used three questionnaires - «Sociocultural Adaptation Scale», «COPE Inventory», «The Brief COPE», as well as we conducted a structured interview. Our results showed that foreign students in general do not change their coping strategies in a new educational environment. The only strategy that has significantly changed is the strategy of humor. In addition, the study showed that the level of foreign students’ sociocultural adaptation is average. Our results can contribute to the development of practical recommendations, applied programs, and trainings to adapt students who come from abroad.