Title: International research students' emotional experiences in researching education in their home contexts

Authors: Yan Feng; Johnson Jament

Addresses: International Education Centre, Shaoxing University, 508 Huancheng Road West, Shaoxing, Zhejiang 312000, China. ' The University of Northampton, Northampton NN2 7AL, UK

Abstract: Issues and dilemmas in research ethics, as well as conflicts in cultural, political or democratic values can create unavoidable emotional feelings such as stresses for international research students conducting research in their home contexts. This paper presents two research students' emotional experiences in their data collection processes and the dissemination of their findings of the education research conducted in China and India, respectively. Given that their experiences are highly personal and anecdotal, their emotional well-being indicates challenges the students encountered. The paper suggests that institutions amend their support mechanisms to facilitate students to develop their own coping strategies.

Keywords: international research students; emotional experience; stress; education research; China; India; emotion; data collection; data dissemination.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2011.045972

International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 2011 Vol.4 No.3/4, pp.361 - 369

Published online: 23 Mar 2012 *

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