International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Doctoral Students’ Socialization in their Academic Disciplines
Dr. Ghadah Al Murshidi

The purpose of this comparative study is to explore the major factors affecting domestic and internationall studnets in a gradute program in a U.S. university. More specificaly, the research question is focusing on the differences between domestic and international population groups within a graduate program, using the domestic respondents as the baseline for the process of acclimating into an academic graduate program. The pilot study used quantitative strategy and the survey was sent to international and domestic students. The survey consisted of a total of 42 items, consisting of multiple choice, likert scale questions, and open responses. The results are related to the ideas of access to information, expertise/power relations, classroom socialization, language socialization, and gender.

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