Date of Award
College of Education (COE)
Doctor of Education
The purpose of this study was to obtain attitudes of international students toward university counseling services. Specifically, the study was designed to determine whether attitudes of international students toward university counseling services are affected by the variables of continent, number of years in the United States, academic classification, age, sex, immigration status, and previous experience with professional counseling. The population consisted of 4,617 international students, of which 922 were contacted with 465 (50.43%) responding to the questionnaire representing 62 countries. The International Student Attitudinal Counseling Questionnaire was designed by the researcher and used to collect data. Analysis of variance (ANOVA), percentages, mean scores, and standard deviations were used for statistical analysis of data. The null hypotheses were tested at a probability level of .05. To determine whether the samples met the criterion of equality of variance, the researcher used the f-test for homogeneity of variance, which was tested at the probability level of .1. Based on the findings of this study, it was concluded that (1) neither continent nor immigration status affected the respondents' attitudes toward university counseling services, and (2) the number of years in the United States, academic classification, age, sex, and previous experience with professional counseling significantly affected the respondents' attitudes toward university counseling services. In addition, the f-values for homogeneity of variances revealed that variances for continents, number of years in the United States, academic classification, age, sex, immigration status, and types of service students used were homogeneous, and the differences were not statistically significant. The f-value for homogeneity of variance for students' previous experience with professional counseling was not homogeneous, and the differences were statistically significant. The following recommendations were made for future studies: (1) Future studies should be conducted in rural public institutions with fairly large enrollments of international students. (2) Future studies should be conducted concerning procedures to be used for increasing international students' awareness of university counseling services. (3) There needs to be continuing studies regarding international students' concerns and the most effective ways for university counseling centers to deal with them. (4) Future studies should include variables such as marital status, major field, grade point average, and socioeconomic status of the family.
Behnaz Hashemi 1985
Hashemi, Behnaz, "Attitudes of International Students Toward University Counseling Services." (1985). Dissertations (Pre-2016). 6.