International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Help seeking behavior among Malaysian international students in Australia
Siti Salina Binti Abdullah

The aim of this study was to identify help seeking behavior among Malaysian international students in Australia. Respondents were thirteen married Malay Muslim international students (9 females, 4 males) studying in university in South Australia, Australia. As international students, Malaysian postgraduate students faced challenges in their academic and daily living in Australia. In order to cope with the situation, they sought for help from friends, university colleagues and religious support. Friends in this study referred to the Malaysian international students’ spouses and other Malaysian international students who lives in South Australia. Surprisingly, result of this study showed that none of these Malaysian international students asked for assistance from their university’s counseling center.

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