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The Relationship Between Openness to Experience and Study Abroad Benefits Among Graduate and Undergraduate Saudi Students in the United States

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dc.contributor.advisor Schmidt*, Greg
dc.contributor.advisor Brinthaupt, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Tashkndi, Nuha Khalid
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-04T20:26:52Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-04T20:26:52Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11-12
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/xmlui/handle/mtsu/5572
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research was to explore the relationship between the benefits of studying abroad and openness to new experience among graduate and undergraduate Saudi students. The study included 139 participants (62 female, 74 males, 3 missing). All the participants were Saudi students who are currently studying in the U.S. The first hypothesis tested the differentiation between male and female on the levels of openness to study abroad experience. The second hypothesis tested the relationship between the academic openness and the academic and social benefits from students' study abroad experiences. The third hypothesis tested the relationship between openness and the quantity of time spent with people not from home countries. The fourth hypothesis examined the difference in the tendency to be open to experience between graduate and undergraduate students. The fifth hypothesis was a regression model that predicted the benefits of study aboard experience based on the total score of openness to diversity and challenge scale, gender and the students' status. Openness to diversity and challenge and study abroad benefits were strongly correlated, r (130) = .42, p < .001, supporting hypothesis two. There was minimal support for the remaining hypothesis.
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject Benefits among Graduate and Und
dc.subject Openness to Experience
dc.subject Saudi Students in the United S
dc.subject Study Abroad Benefits
dc.title The Relationship Between Openness to Experience and Study Abroad Benefits Among Graduate and Undergraduate Saudi Students in the United States
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.committeemember Witherow, Laurie
dc.contributor.committeemember Boyer-Pennington, Michelle
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject.umi Experimental psychology
dc.description.degree M.A.
dc.contributor.department Psychology


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