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ERIC Number: ED522212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Examining Students' Perceptions of Globalization and Study Abroad Programs at HBCUs
Walker, Stevon; Bukenya, James O.; Thomas, Terrence
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 1 p77-88 2011
The objective of this paper is to explore students' perceptions of globalization and the study abroad programs at HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities). Recent statistics reveal that in spite of the current growth in the number of US students receiving academic credit for their overseas academic experience, less than one percent of undergraduate minority students participate in a study abroad program during their degree program. The analysis is based on survey questionnaires administered to 263 undergraduate minority students at AAMU (Alabama A & M University). The questionnaire contained questions related to respondents' demographic characteristics and Likert-scale questions pertaining to students' perceptions of globalization and studying abroad programs. The data are analyzed using factor analysis and binary logistic regression. The results of the regression model suggest that while a number of variables, such as major and classification are found to have statistically significant relationships with globalization, demographic variables and information source variables are not good indicators of students' perceptions of globalization. One interesting finding is that with a global mindset, business students seem to be more favorably inclined toward globalization than non-business students. (Contains 6 tables, 1 figure, and 6 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; United States