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Imai, Tatsuya; Imai, Ayako – Journal of International Students, 2019
Intergroup contact theory suggests that developing a close relationship with outgroup members ameliorates the negative impact of prejudice that individuals perceive from outgroup members. This article specifically investigates the moderating role of cross-ethnic self-disclosure in the link between international students' perceived ethnic/racial…
Descriptors: Self Disclosure (Individuals), Well Being, Intergroup Relations, Interpersonal Relationship
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Taira, Kazufumi; Yamauchi, Lois A. – Journal of International Students, 2018
After Japan's annexation in 1879, Okinawa came under the unprecedented influence of Japanization. This research examined how learning in Hawai'i influenced the Okinawan sense of identity of 11 Okinawan students. Grounded theory analysis of interview transcripts indicated that students became more conscious as Okinawan through encounters and…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Foreign Students, Asians, Hawaiians
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Rakhshandehroo, Mahboubeh – Journal of International Students, 2018
With the rapid expansion of English-medium courses/degree programs at Japanese universities over the past 15 years, a greater number of English-speaking international students from diverse backgrounds are being attracted. However, little research has been conducted to address the needs of this minority group, especially at the graduate level.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, English, Graduate Students
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Lee, Ju Seong – Journal of International Students, 2017
The author investigates what challenges four international students (Vietnamese, Filipino, Brazilian, and Chinese) faced and how they coped with these dilemmas in a Japanese language program during the first semester in 2014. Multiple apparatuses (e.g., field notes, face-to-face oral interviews, focal group conversations, and semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Coping, Barriers
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Kim, Soonhyang; Ates, Burcu; Grigsby, Yurimi; Kraker, Stefani; Micek, Timothy A. – Journal of International Students, 2016
The authors explored the role of silence and deciphered its meaning and usefulness as a teaching and learning strategy for Japanese students through a survey of Japanese university students in their home country. This study has revealed that participant responses were evenly divided among comfortable with silence, uncomfortable with silence, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Behavior, Student Surveys
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Hiratsuka, Hiroyoshi; Suzuki, Hanako; Pusina, Alexis – Journal of International Students, 2016
One of the current challenges in the field of intercultural education comes from the limited availability of training efficacy studies. The present study focused on explaining the effectiveness of the Contrast Culture Method (CCM) as an intercultural education method for managing interpersonal interactions across cultures between graduate…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Intercultural Communication, Multicultural Education, Graduate Students
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Ghazarian, Peter G. – Journal of International Students, 2016
In this study, the author focuses on the issue of country image in destination choice. To examine the relationship between these two variables, the study tests whether mainland Chinese who favor a destination as their ideal first choice for study abroad have a significantly more positive view of that destination's country image than their…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Decision Making, Correlation
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Young, Arlene Shorter – Journal of International Students, 2011
Given the receptivity of American colleges to international students, administrators and professors must recognize the diversity such registrants bring to campus in the form of achievement, age, gender, language, and national differences. The purpose of this study was to compare learning style preferences of international first year college…
Descriptors: College Students, Anxiety, Foreign Countries, Cognitive Style