ERIC Number: ED130206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
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Contact with Foreign Students as an Influence on Selected Attitudes of American College Students: Research and Implications.
Marion, Paul B.; Stafford, Thomas H., Jr.
A study was conducted at North Carolina State University in the Spring of 1975 to investigate the relationship between residence hall proximity to foreign students and the following variables for American students: international attitudes, international activities, and interaction with foreign students. Of the 508 American students who participated in the project, 251 comprised the "non-proximity group" (those who did not live near a foreign student), and 257 comprised the "proximity group." The proximity group was divided into those who roomed with foreign students and those who lived near but did not room with foreign students. There was no significant relationship between proximity and international attitudes. American students in the proximity group interacted with foreign students to a significantly greater degree than did those in the non-proximity group. American students who roomed with foreign students were involved in a significantly greater number of international activities than either those in the non-proximity group or those in the proximity group who did not room with foreign students. An additional finding was that, regardless of proximity, there was a significant correlation between interaction with foreign students and international activities. Also, there was a significant correlation between interaction and international attitudes for those who lived close to but not with foreign students. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American College Personnel Association (50th, Atlanta, Georgia, March 5-8, 1975); for related document, see CG 010888.