Passport to campus : international student experiences of culture and gender stereotypes

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dc.contributor.advisor Mulvihill, Thalia M., 1963- Dixon, Tamarah Y 2014-07-29T15:14:37Z 2014-07-29T15:14:37Z 2014-07-19
dc.description.abstract Female international students expressed heightened challenges adjusting to host culture because of new identity formation and differences in gender roles (Lee, Park & Kim, 2009). These challenges may be exacerbated by negative perceptions held by American students who have limited understanding of cultures outside of those found in the U.S. (Hsieh, 2007; Rose-Redwood, 2010; Zimmerman, 1995). The intersectionality of international student status and gender creates a unique student experience, yet limited research exists on this subject (Bigelow, Childs, Diamond, Dickerson & Haaken, 2000). By interviewing eight female international students at a Midwestern university, the researcher attempted to shorten the gap in research. Major themes connecting the female international students’ experience included expectations of gender roles, relationships, and indicators of cultural change. This research also offered suggestions for professionals in applying this research to practice. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Studies
dc.subject.lcsh Stereotypes (Social psychology)
dc.subject.lcsh Group identity.
dc.subject.lcsh Sex role.
dc.subject.lcsh Students, Foreign -- Attitudes.
dc.subject.lcsh Women college students -- Attitudes.
dc.title Passport to campus : international student experiences of culture and gender stereotypes en_US Thesis (M.A.) en_US

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