Date of Award
College of Education and Professional Development
Type of Degree
Dr. Bobbi Nicholson, Committee Chairperson
Dr. Ronald Childress
Dr. Tammy Johnson
Dr. Bob Hong
This study explored the association of four independent variables (i.e., sex, class standing, GPA, and living status) with the academic integration, social integration, and institutional commitment (the dependent variables) of international students attending seven public regional universities in West Virginia. A researcher-developed, Likert-type questionnaire was used to examine the potential relationships among the variables. Results from point-biserial correlations indicated the relationships among the four demographic variables and each of the three dependent variables were not statistically significant, although a few statistically significant correlations were noted among the dependent variables’ sub-scale items. Results from independent samples t-tests also indicated a number of statistically significant mean differences among the sub-scale items. Implications and recommendations for future research were provided.
Education, Higher – Research – West Virginia.
College integration – Education (Higher) – West Virginia.
Education, Higher – Population – Research – West Virginia.
Students, Foreign – Research – West Virginia.
Universities and colleges – West Virginia.
Oudghiri, Amine, "The Association of demographic factors with the integration and commitment of West Virginia’s International University students" (2023). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1819.