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Hao, Jing – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was designed to explore the experiences of Chinese international students attending a research university in the United States, from the time they received offers of acceptance to study abroad until they left China (pre-arrival period) through the end of their first quarter as freshmen (early post-arrival period). The researcher sought…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Asians, Chinese, Undergraduate Students
Hushmendy, Dilnavaz F. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation is a qualitative practitioner research study in which I explore how my students and I engage in critical literacy using sociopolitical Articles of the Week (AoWs). Critical literacy is the ability to read, write, and speak about texts in a reflective manner to better understand power, inequality, and injustice that prevails in…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Grade 11, High School Students, Student Attitudes
Wolsey, Ju-Lee A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
DeafBlind university students are an understudied group of resilient and adaptable adults who experience significant challenges in their everyday life. Being DeafBlind has an impact on accessing information, communication, academic opportunities, social networks, positive self-identity, independence, connecting with others, and understanding one's…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Student Adjustment, Resilience (Psychology), Educational Opportunities
Abokhodair, Norah Abdulwahab – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Theories of privacy and identity in relationship to the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) have been a topic of research for decades. However, little attention has been paid to the perception of privacy and identity from the perspective of Muslim Arab technology users. Privacy and identity in the context of the Arab world is highly…
Descriptors: Social Media, Privacy, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
Chen, Yajing – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation investigates Chinese undergraduate student engagement at U.S. universities. Over the past decade, the number of Chinese students studying in the United States has increased dramatically, but scholars have yet to concentrate on these student experiences or on the dynamics of their interaction with host institutions. Dominant media…
Descriptors: Asians, Learner Engagement, Foreign Students, Interviews
Jackson, Nikki Nacole – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate first-time, full-time provisionally accepted Black male students and to achieve a clear understanding of their lived experiences to enhance campus-wide social network systems, student engagement, cognitive dissonance and self-efficacy to improve opportunities for academic success. This study is…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Self Efficacy, Student Participation
Dou, Remy – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This collected papers dissertation explores students' academic interactions in an active learning, introductory physics settings as they relate to the development of physics self-efficacy and interest. The motivation for this work extends from the national call to increase participation of students in the pursuit of science, technology,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Physics, Science Instruction, Sociocultural Patterns
Lovano McCann, Erica – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study explores how participation in a first-generation college student sophomore seminar course, a high impact practice, influences students' perceptions of campus climate, access to forms of capital and involvement behaviors. Utilizing a mixed methods approach of quantitative surveys and qualitative interviews to explore the experience of…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, First Generation College Students, Academic Persistence, Interviews
Perkins, Christel – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Research indicates that study abroad participation has many benefits, including increasing students' language proficiency, intercultural sensitivity and cross-cultural communication skills when compared with students who do not study abroad. Additionally, study abroad have been found to shape students' career paths, and academic pursuits. Despite…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, African American Students, Study Abroad, College Students
Potts, Lawrence Charles – ProQuest LLC, 2017
To better understand the influence of social media use on male college students' gender identity and male gendered performance, this research examined existing research on digital identity and social networking sites, male gender identity development, college student development theory, and the effects of living arrangements on college students.…
Descriptors: Males, College Students, Student Attitudes, Social Media
Flores, Manuel M., III – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Research has shown that Latino males have some of the lowest collegiate completion rates compared to their racial and ethnic peers (Saenz et al., 2016). Further, individuals from rural communities continually lag behind in educational attainment than those from other geographic areas. Taken collectively, addressing this current problem becomes an…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Barriers, Higher Education, Rural Areas
Medina, Mary Christine – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of a summer bridge program geared toward first-year students at a large public university located in the Southeastern United States. The research question guiding this study was, "Does participation in a summer bridge program increase academic success for first-year college students?"…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Summer Programs, Transitional Programs, Program Effectiveness
Shelburne, Nathan Andrew – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Colleges and universities commonly implement first-year seminars to support new students during the challenging and formative first semester. These programs are widely regarded as highly effective in promoting student persistence through the first year and beyond. However, attention on the indirect outcome of persistence as the primary measure of…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, Quasiexperimental Design, Student Development, Well Being
Kuilema, Joseph Alan – ProQuest LLC, 2016
International collaborations in social work education are increasing without an adequate understanding of what motivates them, and what sorts of outcomes they produce. The existing research on such collaborations has often focused on examining collaborations only from the perspective of those in Europe and North America. This study presents the…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, International Cooperation, Case Studies
Corra, Jennifer Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This study examines the influences that high school seniors considered when making their plans for after graduation. Bourdieu's theory of habitus and Coleman's social capital theory inform the conceptual framework. Qualitative interviews were conducted with students and school counselors from four rural Kentucky school districts. Family, peers and…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, High School Seniors, Student Attitudes, Social Capital
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