ERIC Number: EJ1054911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Does Content Matter? Analyzing the Change in Global Awareness between Business- and Nonbusiness-Focused Short-Term Study Abroad Courses
DeLoach, Stephen B.; Kurt, Mark; Olitsky, Neal H.
Journal of Teaching in International Business, v26 n1 p4-31 2015
Business schools have long sought to increase students' global awareness. Short-term study abroad (STSA) experiences are becoming increasingly popular ways of generating awareness. While a handful of studies have found evidence of efficacy, none have specifically tested how courses with business content differ from other STSAs. Using a longitudinal data set, we find that all courses, regardless of content, increase students' general awareness, awareness of global interdependence, and language exposure. However, for students with lower levels of global awareness to start with, business programs appear to be more effective in imparting awareness of global interdependence than nonbusiness programs.
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Business Administration Education, Course Content, Study Abroad, Program Effectiveness, Longitudinal Studies, Second Language Learning, Educational Experience, Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Regression (Statistics), Grade Point Average, Outcomes of Education, College Students, Factor Analysis
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