E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 3, 2023

Relationship between International Students’ Psychological Well-being and Academic Performance: A Review and Research Agenda

Author(s): Oduwaye Omotoyosi, Kiraz Askin, Sorakin Yasemin


The relationship between psychological well-being and academic success is critical, especially for international students, due to their challenges. These challenges may affect their mental health which can have negative effects on their academic success. This study’s aim was to find the correlation between psychological well-being and academic performance. A comprehensive review of the existing literature was conducted between 2005-2022, following PRISMA guidelines, using the databases Scopus and Web of Science. After evaluating the components and contents of the articles, 20 were found to be eligible. The results were varied, with some studies showing a positive association, others finding no correlation, and others yielding conflicting results. The studies that reported a positive link were largely cross-sectional, focused on relational psychological well-being, involved international students, and relied on self-reports. The conflicting results highlight the need for future research using long-term study designs to focus on more specific aspects of psychological well-being and academic success.

Keywords: International Students, Academic Performance, Psychological Well-Being, Mental Health

Pages: 7-17

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