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dc.contributor.advisorBanda, Rosie
dc.contributor.authorBu, Yuehui
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-02T19:07:16Z
dc.date.available2020-05-02T19:07:16Z
dc.date.issued2019-08
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1969.6/87841
dc.description.abstractInternationalization and globalization have been a trend of much analysis over the last two decades (Rumbley, Altbach, & Reisberg, 2012). Globalization influences technology, environment, culture, education, medical science, ideology, the economy, and many more fields (Knight, 2015). In education, globalization has profound implications for international education (Myers, 2010). Along with the development of international education in U.S. higher education institutions, the acculturation and self-efficacy challenges that international students encounter have caught the attention of international education leaders. As a direct and essential part in the international education, the International Education Program (IEP) could directly influence international students’ acculturation and self-efficacy. The study was designed to examine the role of the IEP on facilitating international students’ acculturation and self-efficacy at an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in South Texas, focusing on the importance of these two constructs and the effectiveness of the IEP on facilitating them. The participants (n = 94) were international students who were enrolled in this institution. A web-based version of a 2-part survey instrument, the International Students’ Acculturation and Self-Efficacy Questionnaire (ISASEQ), was used for the purpose of data collection, utilizing Qualtrics survey software. A series of descriptive and inferential statistical techniques were used to analyze and report the data. All importance scores were higher than the effectiveness scores. Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, education level, and years of university education, acculturation and self-efficacy were reported to be quite important and the IEP was effective in facilitating both. Importance of acculturation was affected by years of education outside the home country.en_US
dc.format.extent98 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.subjectacculturationen_US
dc.subjectinternational education programen_US
dc.subjectself-efficacyen_US
dc.titleThe role of an international education program in facilitating international students' acculturation and self-efficacyen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Leadershipen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A & M University--Corpus Christien_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Educationen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKouzekanani, Kamiar
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSmith, Nancy
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-6712-3422en_US
dcterms.typeText
dc.description.departmentEducational Leadership, Curriculum & Instructionen_US
dc.description.collegeCollege of Education and Human Developmenten_US
dc.type.genreDissertationen_US


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