The purpose of this study was to explore the health related perspectives of female Asian-Indian international students enrolled in a mid-size public university in the United States. Using the biocultural model of human adaptation and photovoice methodology, we conducted a two-phase qualitative exploratory study whereby participants were interviewed, then asked to take photographs reflecting their physical or mental health. Their photographs and related narratives provided insights into the students’ health related beliefs and coping behaviors as they adapted to a new physical and social environment. The knowledge gained from this study provides health care professionals, counselors, and educators insights that might be helpful in providing culturally sensitive care and services to Asian Indian women living in the United States for the purposes of higher education.
Photography, Photovoice, Asian-Indian People, Cultures, International Students, Health Beliefs and Behavior, Women’s Health
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Cooper, C., & Yarbrough, S. (2016). Asian-Indian Female International Students: A Photovoice Study of Health and Adaptation to the Immigration Experience. The Qualitative Report, 21(6), 1035-1051. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol21/iss6/3