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ERIC Number: EJ1152780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
A Qualitative Investigation of the Factors Affecting Arab International Students' Persistence in the United States
Rabia, Hazza Abu
College Student Journal, v51 n3 p347-354 Fall 2017
This qualitative study explored the factors that enhance Arab international students' persistence and facilitate their academic and cultural adjustment at postsecondary institutions in the United States. The sample for this study consisted of Arab international students from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Syria, UAE, Iraq, and Jordan. In-depth interviews with 16 Arab international students enrolled at two universities in the Northeast of the United States were conducted. The findings revealed that the most prevalent factors that helped Arab international students overcome emerging challenges and persist towards degree completion were student success centers, supportive faculty, sufficient time, friendship support, family support, and extracurricular activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia; Kuwait; Jordan; Syria; United Arab Emirates; Iraq; Oman
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