Student Experience in Completing Thesis and its Implications for International Students in Indonesia

Authors

  • Ermiati Ermiati Department of Maternity Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Restuning Widiasih Department of Maternity Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Yayat Suryati Department of Nursing, Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Jendral Achmad Yani, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Murtianingsih Murtianingsih Department of Nursing, Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Jendral Achmad Yani, Bandung, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2021.7367

Keywords:

College, International student, Experience, Thesis

Abstract

Background: This study aims to explore student experiences in completing thesis courses and analyze the implications of these courses for international students.

Methods: This phenomenological research interviewed 18 students who had completed the thesis course. Data were collected through in-depth interviews to explore the experience of participants in completing the thesis. Data analysis was carried out using the Collazzi method.

Results: We found three main themes and nine sub-themes. The main themes include positive and negative support systems during the thesis, physical and psychological problems experienced by students during the thesis and learning & expectations in the thesis course.

Conclusion: The thesis has the potential for scientific development, impacts on students, psychological and suicidal ideation. Integrated mentoring services: academic and mental will be useful to prevent and overcome problems faced by Indonesian students and international students.

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2021-11-12

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Ermiati E, Widiasih R, Suryati Y, Murtianingsih M. Student Experience in Completing Thesis and its Implications for International Students in Indonesia. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Nov. 12 [cited 2022 Dec. 6];9(T6):45-51. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/7367

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