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ERIC Number: EJ845320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1475-2409
Difficulties in Quality Doctoral Academic Advising: Experiences of Korean Students
Kim, Youngjoo
Journal of Research in International Education, v6 n2 p171-193 2007
This article examines difficulties encountered by international students in establishing strong and supportive academic advising relationships, with a special focus on Korean doctoral students in the USA. Interviews about barriers, experienced and perceived, to quality advising interactions were conducted with eight Korean international students at ABD (all but dissertation) stages at a large, public, Midwestern university. Findings suggest that students' perceived barriers to establishing successful advising relationships include the following: discrepancies in the ways Korean students and their American advisors envision advisement and communication; Korean students' passive attitude in initiating the advisor-advisee relationship; and advisors' unavailability to students. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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