NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ805249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
Diversity, International Students, and Perceived Discrimination: Implications for Educators and Counselors
Hanassab, Shideh
Journal of Studies in International Education, v10 n2 p157-172 2006
This study assesses the experiences of international students in terms of perceived discrimination since entering an institution of higher learning in the United States. More specifically, the investigation focuses on the similarities and differences of the students as a function of their geographical region and other demographic factors such as gender, degree objective, and field of study. The findings indicate that international students coming from different regions experience discrimination in various degrees. The findings report that international students from the regions of the Middle East and Africa experience more discrimination than do students from other regions. The results also indicate that international students experience more discrimination off campus compared to on campus. In addition, the diversification of campus by international students is discussed as well as the importance of their presence in higher education. Challenges for the institutions of higher education and implications for counselors and educators are also addressed. (Contains 1 table.)
SAGE Publications. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A