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ERIC Number: ED453751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-28
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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Adaptation of Asian Students to American Culture.
Nicholson, Michael W.
The purpose of this study was to examine how Asian students at Western Michigan University (WMU) have adjusted to U.S. culture and more specifically to life at a U.S. university. I. Owie (1982) found a high degree of social alienation among foreign students at two Midwestern U.S. universities. He recommended that universities continuously evaluate their foreign students' services programs so that they function with optimum effectiveness in making foreign students feel at home. The subjects for this study consisted of 10 Asian students at WMU who were interviewed using the Asian Student Adjustment Survey, a 22-item questionnaire developed by the investigator. The questions generated student comments that were summarized and often quoted for illustrative purposes. This study provided insights from these international students about their problems and concerns at WMU. It was determined that the major problem concerned their lack of English proficiency. The questionnaire is attached. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A