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ERIC Number: EJ1125647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2162-3104
Post-Graduation Plans of International Science and Engineering Doctoral Students Attending U.S. Universities
Ugwu, Dorothy N.; Adamuti-Trache, Maria
Journal of International Students, v7 n1 p1-21 2017
This study examines the post-graduation plans of international science and engineering doctoral students at a public research-intensive university, and the extent to which graduate school experiences influence post-graduation plans. The study is grounded in Tinto's Integration Model as well as Berry's Acculturation Model. Study findings highlight the variety of challenges international doctoral students go through such as adapting to a new culture, experiencing English language difficulties, and cultural, social, and academic adjustment barriers. Using survey data collected in 2013-2014, this study reveals the complexity of factors that affect post-graduation plans and need for institutional initiatives to provide socio-cultural and academic support, and recommends changes in immigration policies to sustain the retention of talented international scientists and engineers upon degree completion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Dallas); Texas (Fort Worth)