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Helms, Anne – 1978
Cultural differences between Arabs and Americans may cause misunderstandings when Arab students come to study in American universities. As part of the author's plan to write a guidebook for Arab students who are new to American university life, this paper presents preliminary analysis of differences in the two cultures. The author hopes her…
Descriptors: Arabs, Behavior, College Students, Communication Problems
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Wright, J. W., Jr.; And Others – Journal of Intergroup Relations, 1996
Measured value-order responses of 31 Arab (Jordanian) and 27 American business students and studied how culturally-ingrained values were reflected in students' perceptions of people they met. Economic, political, social, and theoretical values were nearly the same for both groups; slight differences were found for aesthetics and religion. (SLD)
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Arabs, Business Education, College Students
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Alreshoud, Abdullah; Koeske, Gary F. – Journal of Social Psychology, 1997
Studies the relationship between attitudes toward Americans and social contact with Americans by Arab students at U.S. universities. Uses causal process-analysis and path analysis to show that desire for contact significantly mediated between attitude and contact, and that social contact was not significantly mediated by understanding of the host…
Descriptors: Arabs, College Students, Familiarity, Foreign Countries
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Miville, Marie; Sedlacek, William E. – Journal of the Freshman Year Experience, 1994
A survey of 197 entering university students during summer orientation found students had significantly more negative attitudes toward Arabs in 2 situations (boarding an airplane, getting financial help), and more positive attitudes in buying a used car from a salesperson. Findings suggest attitudes toward Arabs have become more tolerant since a…
Descriptors: Arabs, Attitude Change, College Freshmen, College Students
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Zamarripa, Perrin Orr; Krueger, Dorothy Lenk – Small Group Behavior, 1983
Examined culture variables in the negotiation of implicit rules which govern leadership behavior in small groups. American, French, and Arab students (N=42) were assigned identical decision-making tasks. Results showed monocultural groups presented homogeneous rules governing leadership prior to interaction, while intercultural groups presented…
Descriptors: College Students, Communication (Thought Transfer), Contracts, Cultural Influences
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Meleis, Afaf I. – Journal of Higher Education, 1982
Major cultural characteristics of Arab students (high level of affiliation, pattern of contextuality, significance placed on verbal messages, and educational and experiential background) and the dilemmas they face are described and compared with what American universities expect and offer. Suggestions for counseling and other services are offered.…
Descriptors: College Students, Counseling Services, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences
McMurthie, Beth – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2001
Discusses how many Middle Eastern students, pressured by their parents and in the face of growing hostility on American campuses, are abandoning their studies to return to their home countries. (EV)
Descriptors: Arabs, College Environment, College Students, Dropouts
Cho, Sunghee – 1988
A research study of 245 students from Korea, the Arab nations, and Nigeria was conducted to determine whether there are significant relationships between any of the three measures of the level of stress (anxiety, depression, and somatic complaints) among international college students. Variables analyzed in the study included English language…
Descriptors: Anxiety, College Students, Correlation, Culture Conflict
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Suleiman, Mahmoud F. – 1993
A study used qualitative and quantitative techniques to investigate Arab university students' motivation for studying English as a second language (ESL), attitudes toward studying English and the English language, attitudes toward Americans and the United States, and future expectations for study of English. Subjects were 15 male and 7 female…
Descriptors: Arabs, College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Students
McInerney, Dennis M., Ed.; Van Etten, Shawn, Ed. – 2001
This collection of papers explores sociocultural influences on motivation and learning across a broad range of settings and content areas. There are 16 papers in five sections. "Introduction" includes: (1) "Modern Education Needs Cross-Cultural Psychology" (Harry Triandis). Part 1, "The Motivation Context," includes:…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, American Indians, Child Rearing
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Neider, Xyanthe N. – Journal of International Education and Leadership, 2011
The aftermath of September 11, 2001 complicated how students of Middle Eastern heritages are perceived, treated, and constructed in U.S. institutions of higher education. However, research and scholarship has ignored how students of Middle Eastern heritages experience higher education in the current socio-political United States context. Borrowing…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Arabs, College Students, Higher Education
Aidman, Amy; Ginossar, Tamar – 1998
This study analyzes Israeli students' memories of television in the context of family life, and considers culture and systems as well. The study was geared toward broadening the understanding of individuals' perceptions of the role of television in the family, as well as gaining insight into the collective story or stories of life with television…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, College Students, Family Life, Foreign Countries
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Svanes, Bjorg – Language Learning, 1987
European and American students at the University of Bergen, Norway, were found to be more integratively motivated to learn Norwegian than Middle Eastern, African, and Asian students, who were found to be more instrumentally motivated. A weak positive correlation between integrative motivation and language proficiency and a negative correlation…
Descriptors: Arabs, College Students, Correlation, Cultural Differences
Wilcox, Lee – 1988
The educational system of Egypt is described, and guidelines are given for the placement of Egyptian students in U.S. colleges and universities. The following chapters are provided: (1) Introduction (history of education, administration, and finance); (2) Basic and Secondary Education (including standard and Al-Azhar schools, technical education…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Students, Comparative Education, Degrees (Academic)
Stanwyck, Douglas J.; Abdelal, Phyllis – 1984
A study of students' and teachers' attitudes toward cheating in the classroom of English as a second language (ESL) compared responses of five groups to a questionnaire concerning the use of crib notes, copying from another student's test, and allowing or refusing to allow another student to copy in hypothetical test situations. The comparison…
Descriptors: Arabs, Cheating, College Students, Comparative Analysis
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