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An examination of the relationship between students' interaction with host nationals while on study abroad and their development of intercultural sensitivity

dc.contributor.advisorKomives, Susan R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorArmfield, Patricia Anneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2004-06-04T05:42:49Z
dc.date.available2004-06-04T05:42:49Z
dc.date.issued2004-05-12en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/1450
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the relationship between students' interactions with host nationals while on study abroad and their development of intercultural sensitivity. The theoretical base was drawn from Allport's (1954) contact hypothesis. The researcher used the Intercultural Sensitivity Scale (Chen & Starosta, 2000), items revised from previous studies concerning interaction with difference, and demographic items. The sample consisted of 60 undergraduate students who had returned to the University of Maryland from a Fall 2003 semester abroad. Regression results found a significant increase in students' level of intercultural sensitivity prior to participating in study abroad and their level upon their return. The results are limited by low response rates. No significant relationship was found between the students' interactions with host nationals as measured in this study and their development of intercultural sensitivity. Future research is needed to further apply and operationalize Allport's (1954) contact hypothesis.en_US
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dc.titleAn examination of the relationship between students' interaction with host nationals while on study abroad and their development of intercultural sensitivityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCounseling and Personnel Servicesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEducation, Higheren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledstudy abroaden_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledintercultural sensitivityen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcontact theoryen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAllporten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledinteractionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledhost nationalsen_US


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