Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1990

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Education

First Advisor

William Wolansky

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the perceived concerns of Asian, African-American, Hispanic, Native American, and international students enrolled during the Fall 1989 semester at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa;The subjects for this study consisted of 253 students selected from a stratified random sample of 500 students. The data were collected by means of a questionnaire based on concepts developed by Westbrook, Miyares, and Roberts (1977), and other published and unpublished information available to the researcher. Descriptive statistics and a one-way analysis of variance were used to analyze the data;The design of the study focused on seven null hypotheses. Significant differences existed between international and minority students' alienation concerns according to years enrolled at the university and length of stay in the United States. Other significant differences between international and minority students' mean scores existed on cultural, discrimination, educational, social, and community concerns when ethnicity, years enrolled at the university, and length of stay in the United States were considered;No differences were found between the students' mean scores on residence-related issues. Differences, however, did exist between the students' mean scores on issues concerning negotiating the system according to ethnicity and classification;The investigator concluded that, contrary to what the hypotheses predicted, alienation and discrimination concerns among the international and minority students appeared to be their most serious problems. Cultural, educational, and residential concerns and negotiating the system were perceived as less serious problems for the students;References. Westbrook, F. D., Miyares, J., and Roberts, J. H. (1977). Perceived problem areas by black and white students and hints about comparative counseling needs. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 25, 119-123.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-12714

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Anna Marie Evans

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9100429

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

161 pages

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