Transnational learners : structuration and the decision making process of international students

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dc.contributor.advisor Airriess, Christopher A. en_US Berger, Robert L. en_US 2011-06-03T19:41:22Z 2011-06-03T19:41:22Z 2007 en_US 2007
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2007 .B47 en_US
dc.description.abstract In today's world education and the resulting production of knowledge is highly valued as it can open the door to socioeconomic status and mobility. As a result, many students choose cultural and educational exchanges in a foreign country. The goal of this thesis is to better understand the decision making process international students experience prior to their study at an American university. Anchored in structuration theory, a two-step methodology was applied. First, a brief questionnaire survey was administered as a pilot study to gather preliminary data and initiate contact with participants. Second, interviews were conducted with foreign students to obtain background information and their reasoning for studying abroad. While most international students share common experiences in the decision making process, the temporal progression of "action steps" varies considerably among students.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Geography
dc.format.extent vii, 88 leaves : ill., col. maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Decision making. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Students, Foreign -- Psychology. en_US
dc.title Transnational learners : structuration and the decision making process of international students en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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    Master's theses submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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