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ERIC Number: EJ893174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
The Impact of Student Experiences with Diversity on Developing Graduate Attributes
Denson, Nida; Zhang, Shirley
Studies in Higher Education, v35 n5 p529-543 Aug 2010
While the emerging body of international research suggests that students' experiences with diversity impact positively on student learning and their preparation for entering a diverse workforce and society, no similar research is available in relation to students in Australian universities. Many of these outcomes, such as problem-solving, ability to work with others, and appreciation of and respect for diversity, are attributes that most--if not all--Australian universities value and work hard to instil in their graduates. This study explored whether student experiences with diversity impact on the development of selected graduate attributes and whether this relationship differs between international and local students at one Group of Eight (Go8) university. The findings demonstrate that student experiences with diversity positively impact on problem-solving, ability to work with others, and appreciation of and respect for diversity. The magnitude of these relationships, however, differs between international and local students. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia