Factors that contribute to homesickness among students in Thailand
Keywords:cellphones, homesickness, resilience, structural equation modeling, Thailand
Homesickness is a problem among students at many universities. Few studies have examined this phenomenon and its relationship with cellphone involvement, resilience, social integration, and academic integration. Employing a cross-sectional survey methodology with stratiﬁed sampling at a university in Thailand found that a structural equation model was able to explain 36 percent of the variance of homesickness (n¼ 220). Through improving academic and social integration, resilience, and decreasing cellphone involvement, steps can be taken to lessen the impact of homesickness upon students.