School of International Education, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China
After the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, the scale of international students coming to China has shown signs of recovery. Study-related exams have resumed, and students are gradually returning to offline classrooms, enhancing the overall study experience for international students in China. Major institutions have updated their application policies, introduced cooperative education programs, and established interdisciplinary majors, offering international students more pathways for pursuing their education. During this period of revitalization, exploring how to improve the quality and efficiency of education for international students in China has become an important issue. One increasingly prominent concern is the psychological well-being of international students at Chinese universities. Researching the current psychological health status and related mechanisms of international students in China is a crucial aspect of domestic research in the field of international education in China. Currently, research in this area tends to adopt a negative psychology perspective, focusing on issues such as cross-cultural adaptation, depression, anxiety, interpersonal sensitivity, and academic life stress among international students in China, while proposing solutions. Positive psychology, on the other hand, views psychology from the standpoint of exploring human beings’ highest aspirations and values. It suggests that psychology should shift from studying general or pathological individuals to studying the psychology of “healthy” individuals, uncovering ways to harness creative motivation and unleash human potential. This article aims to construct a path for the psychological well-being education of international students in China from the perspective of positive psychology. It provides different solutions to various issues and aims to assist international students in China in achieving a positive and healthy learning and living experience, with the hope of offering insights for improving the mechanisms for promoting the psychological well-being of international students at Chinese universities.
Positive, Positive Psychology, International Students in China, Psychological Health Education
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