Lifestyles and Key Factors Affecting the Adaptation of Foreign Muslim Students in Thailand


  • Yaowanuch Sawhasun
  • Patchanee Cheyjunya
  • Metta Vivatananukul


Lifestyles, Cultural Adaptation, Intercultural Communication Competence, Muslims, Foreign Students


The research is aimed  to 1) study the lifestyles of foreign Muslim students in Thailand 2) explore foreign Muslim students’ living and intercultural communication problems in Thailand, and 3) investigate the differences and relationship between the related factors and the level of foreign Muslim students’ adaptability in Thailand. The survey questionnaires were used to collect data from 286 foreign Muslim students. An in-depth interview was conducted with foreign Muslim students, Thai friends, an instructor, and international students' advisor, a total of twelve samples, combined with the non-participant observation. The data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. Besides, Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient was used and analyzed by t-test and ANOVA, including multiple regression analysis for predicting factors related to the level of foreign Muslim students’ adaptability in Thailand at the 0.05 statistical significance level.






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