Health and employment experiences of Chinese international students in Australia

Journal article


Pang, Bonnie, Perrone, Lisa and Wong, Jason. (2021). Health and employment experiences of Chinese international students in Australia. Chinese Education and Society. 54(3-4), pp. 107-119. https://doi.org/10.1080/10611932.2021.1958293
AuthorsPang, Bonnie, Perrone, Lisa and Wong, Jason
Abstract

Chinese international students represent a significant social, economic and cultural force in Australian society. Research has demonstrated that Chinese students enrich Australia not only through their economic contribution, but through soft diplomacy and cultural links. Despite this, and the recent rapid growth in the number of Chinese international students to the country, only a small number of studies have focused specifically on understanding the health and employment experiences of Chinese students in Australia. This paper examines interview data from an ethnographic study involving ten Chinese international students pursuing higher education in New South Wales, Australia. Topics concerning work rights and exploitation, migration, and cultural differences are touched upon within their health and employment experiences. This paper provides insights for those working with Chinese international students in the areas of health education and promotion, diversity and inclusion, employment and mobility studies. The results contribute to broader insights into the inward/outward mobility of higher education students and Australia’s National Strategy for International Education 2025.

KeywordsChinese international students; diversity and inclusion; employment experiences; health experiences; mobility
Year2021
JournalChinese Education and Society
Journal citation54 (3-4), pp. 107-119
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN1944-7116
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/10611932.2021.1958293
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85115854579
Research or scholarlyResearch
Page range107-119
Publisher's version
License
All rights reserved
File Access Level
Controlled
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online28 Sep 2021
Publication process dates
Deposited01 Mar 2022
Permalink -

https://acuresearchbank.acu.edu.au/item/8x695/health-and-employment-experiences-of-chinese-international-students-in-australia

Restricted files

Publisher's version

  • 73
    total views
  • 0
    total downloads
  • 3
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month
These values are for the period from 19th October 2020, when this repository was created.

Export as

Related outputs

Teaching physical education abroad : Perspectives from host cooperating teachers, local students and Australian pre-service teachers using the social exchange theory
Wong, Jason Y. L. and Oh, P. H.. (2023). Teaching physical education abroad : Perspectives from host cooperating teachers, local students and Australian pre-service teachers using the social exchange theory. Teaching and Teacher Education. 136, p. Article 104364. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2023.104364
Diet, physical activity, and screen time to sleep better : Multiple mediation analysis of lifestyle factors in school-aged children with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Hong, George C.C., Conduit, Russell, Wong, Jason, Benedetto, Mirella and Lee, Eunro. (2021). Diet, physical activity, and screen time to sleep better : Multiple mediation analysis of lifestyle factors in school-aged children with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of Attention Disorders. 25(13), pp. 1847-1858. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054720940417
Perceived barriers and enablers to physical activity participation in people with Alopecia Areata : A constructivist grounded theory study
Rajoo, Yamuna, Wong, J., Raj, I. S. and Kennedy, G. A.. (2020). Perceived barriers and enablers to physical activity participation in people with Alopecia Areata : A constructivist grounded theory study. BMC Psychology. 8(1), p. Article 132. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-020-00502-5
The relationship between physical activity levels and symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress in individuals with alopecia Areata
Rajoo, Y., Wong, J., Cooper, G., Raj, I. S., Castle, D. J., Chong, A. H., Green, J. and Kennedy, G. A.. (2019). The relationship between physical activity levels and symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress in individuals with alopecia Areata. BMC Psychology. 7(1), p. Article 48. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-019-0324-x
Validation of the Fitbit One, Garmin Vivofit and Jawbone UP activity tracker in estimation of energy expenditure during treadmill walking and running
Price, Kym, Bird, Stephen R., Lythgo, Noel, Raj, Isaac S., Wong, Jason Y. L. and Lynch, Chris. (2017). Validation of the Fitbit One, Garmin Vivofit and Jawbone UP activity tracker in estimation of energy expenditure during treadmill walking and running. Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology. 41(3), pp. 208-215. https://doi.org/10.1080/03091902.2016.1253795
Vibration exercise as a warm-up modality for maximal overground sprinting in sub-elite Australian Rules Footballers
Cowin, Jake, Lythgo, Noel, Raj, Isaac and Wong, Jason. (2016). Vibration exercise as a warm-up modality for maximal overground sprinting in sub-elite Australian Rules Footballers. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 24(6), p. 27.
Patterns and perceptions of physical activity and sedentary time in male transport drivers working in regional Australia
Wong, Jason, Gilson, Nicholas D, Bush, Robert A. and Brown, Wendy. (2014). Patterns and perceptions of physical activity and sedentary time in male transport drivers working in regional Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 38(4), pp. 314-320. https://doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12214
The characteristics of inactive men working in a regional area of Queensland, Australia
Wong, Jason, Gilson, Nicholas D, Peeters, G. M. M. E. Geeske, Ostini, Remo, Bush, Robert A. and Brown, Wendy. (2014). The characteristics of inactive men working in a regional area of Queensland, Australia. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 17(1), pp. 56-60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2013.02.008
The Effects of Workplace Physical Activity Interventions in Men : A Systematic Review
Wong, Jason, Gilson, Nicholas D, van Ufffelen, Jannique and Brown, Wendy. (2012). The Effects of Workplace Physical Activity Interventions in Men : A Systematic Review. American Journal of Men's Health. 6(4), pp. 303-313. https://doi.org/10.1177/1557988312436575
Are workplace interventions to reduce sitting effective? A systematic review
Chau, Josephine Y., van der Ploeg, Hidde, van Ufffelen, Jannique, Wong, Jason, Riphagen, Ingrid, Healy, Genevieve, Gilson, Nicholas D, Dunstan, David Wayne, Bauman, Adrian, Owen, Neville and Brown, Wendy. (2010). Are workplace interventions to reduce sitting effective? A systematic review. Preventive Medicine. 51(5), pp. 352-356. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2010.08.012
Occupational sitting and health risks : A systematic review
van Ufffelen, Jannique, Wong, Jason, Chau, Josephine Y., van der Ploeg, Hidde, Riphagen, Ingrid, Gilson, Nicholas D, Burton, Nicola, Healy, Genevieve, Thorp, Alicia, Clark, Bronwyn, Gardiner, Paul, Dunstan, David Wayne, Bauman, Adrian, Owen, Neville and Brown, Wendy. (2010). Occupational sitting and health risks : A systematic review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 39(4), pp. 379-388. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2010.05.024