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Paez, Gustavo Valdez; Hou, Ning; Tan, James A.; Wang, Zhan; Hua, Jing – Journal of International Students, 2021
The relationship between social media usage and personality has received increased scrutiny recently. The current study studies international students' organizational attachment through the exploration of their personality and usage of university social media. Participants were 51 international students from a Midwest State University and 49…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Student Characteristics, Personality Traits
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Chai, Dae Seok; Van, Huyen Thi Minh; Wang, Chih-Wei; Lee, Jin; Wang, Jia – Journal of International Students, 2020
This study aimed to investigate the relationships between perceived family support and community support and the organizational citizenship behavior of international students in U.S. higher education institutions. It also examined the mediating effects of cross-cultural adjustment and engagement on the relationships. Data were collected from 1,436…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Acculturation, Student Attitudes, Student Adjustment
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Alruwaili, Tahani; Ku, Heng-Yu – Journal of International Students, 2020
This study explored 14 Saudi female international college students' self-identities through social media use while they were studying in the United States. Data was collected by semistructured interviews. In addition, participants were asked to draw pictures that represented how they experience social media use in Saudi Arabia and in the United…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Females, Self Concept, Foreign Countries
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Schmidt, Anthony – Journal of International Students, 2020
Do increased expenditures lead to improvements in international students' outcomes? As state subsidies for public higher education institutions remain low, the reliance on out-of-state tuition from international students underscores their importance. Because international students often pay such higher tuition fees, it is worth studying how such…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduation Rate, Outcomes of Education, Expenditures
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Arafeh, Alia – Journal of International Students, 2020
This study explored the transition experiences of 10 Saudi female international students when they made the decision to study and live in the United States. The transition theory provided the theoretical foundation for understanding how Saudi female sophomore students progressed through moving to a Midwestern university. In-depth individual…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Females, Foreign Countries, Student Adjustment
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Cho, Dongwook; Beck, Steve; Kim, Sung Kyeom – Journal of International Students, 2020
As the number of international and domestic college students has increased, the importance of developing healthy lifestyles has been getting significant attention from college administrators. The current study was designed to determine if differences occur in exercise motivation between international and domestic college students. A total of 155…
Descriptors: Exercise, Student Motivation, College Students, Health Behavior
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Perry, Cody J.; Lausch, David W.; McKim, Courtney; Weatherford, Jennifer – Journal of International Students, 2020
Universities throughout the United States struggle with fiscal issues that can be improved by greater retention and graduation rates. One step often taken is to cut student service spending, which hurts students' ability to finish a degree. While some have advocated for greater spending in student services, we contend that current services may…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Use Studies, Value Judgment, Student Personnel Services
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Watson, William R.; Watson, Sunnie Lee; Fehrman, Sarah E.; Yu, Ji Hyun; Janakiraman, Shamila – Journal of International Students, 2020
This study examined students' perceptions of attitudinal learning outcomes and instructional activities within a language and cultural exchange (LACE) course at a midwestern U.S. university and explored whether perceptions differed based on students' prior knowledge, major, and/or demographics. We utilized a mixed-methods approach to gather…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Students, College Students, Second Language Learning
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Bjork, Christopher; Abrams, Anna; Hutchinson, Lilia S.; Kyrkjebo, Nora I. – Journal of International Students, 2020
While international students face many similar challenges, regardless of their location of study, the unique aspects of learning institutions may lead to different outcomes. Cognizant of this situation, we conducted a study designed to analyze the experiences of 28 students attending an undergraduate liberal arts college. The comments expressed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Sense of Community, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Selvitopu, Abdullah – Journal of International Students, 2020
The purpose of this study is to provide a better understanding of the experiences of foreign-born students (FBSs) studying at a Turkish public university. The study attempted to provide useful findings for student services, faculty, policy makers, and other stakeholders to effectively address the needs, interests, and aspirations of FBSs, thereby…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Public Colleges, Student Adjustment, Foreign Countries
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Aoyama, Tatsuya; Takahashi, Tomoko – Journal of International Students, 2020
This study examined factors affecting international students' willingness to communicate (WTC) in English as a second language (ESL), focusing on second language (L2) self-confidence, acculturation, and motivational types. L2 self-confidence was hypothesized to predict L2 WTC and to mediate the correlation between acculturation and L2 WTC for…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Acculturation
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Vakkai, Roseline Jindori Yunusa; Harris, Karleah; Chaplin, Kenneth Sean; Crabbe, Jordan Jimmy; Reynolds, Mara – Journal of International Students, 2020
This literature review explores the sociocultural experiences of international graduate students in universities in the United States. In addition to the typical challenges faced by students going to universities in America, international graduate students undergo extra stress. Research has shown that students face issues such as negotiating the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Student Welfare, Quality of Life
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Rekhter, Natalia; Hossler, Donald – Journal of International Students, 2020
This qualitative case study explores how undergraduate students from the Russian State University for Humanities used social network sites (SNSs) for their decision to transfer to higher education institutions (HEIs) abroad. Participants reported using specific SNS features, such as likes and shares, for measuring HEI rating and indicated that…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Networks, College Choice, Study Abroad
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Yang, Jia – Journal of International Students, 2020
Employing critical incident technique and the constructivist grounded approach, this study conducted individual in-depth interviews with 13 undergraduate students who had experiences studying abroad in China to find out how American college students perceived their new learning environment in China, and to examine the strategies students employed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Adjustment, Foreign Students, Coping
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Kaya, Jean – Journal of International Students, 2020
Substantial research emphasizes recruitment and retention of international students over their lived experiences. This qualitative study employed a sociocultural lens to explore five international graduate students' lived experiences in the United States and their postgraduation plans. Findings suggest that international graduate students navigate…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Sociocultural Patterns, Graduate Students, Educational Experience
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