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dc.contributor.advisorAngulo, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorFrost, Ashley ( )
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-01T19:41:54Z
dc.date.available2018-03-01T19:41:54Z
dc.date.issued2017-12
dc.identifier.citationFrost, A. (2017). The change in adaptability and satisfaction with life in students who study abroad (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/6987
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Graduation in the University Honors Program, December 2017.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis takes place in two parts: the first in a scientific study analyzing the change in students who study abroad. The second part of this thesis is a memoir of the author’s personal experience abroad. Previous research has suggested that study abroad is a powerful and transformative experience that increases open-mindedness and self- confidence (e.g., Dwyer, 2004). The objective of the current study was to investigate the changes that university students experience while abroad. Forty-one students completed online measures of personality, satisfaction with life, and adaptability before and after a five-week study-abroad experience. Satisfaction with life increased from before study abroad to after study abroad, with the trend toward significance (p = .057). Students’ adaptability from before to after studying abroad showed significant increase (p = .002). These findings will be useful for universities, students considering studying abroad, and social and personality psychologists interested in culture and identity.en_US
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dc.format.extent44 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectStudy abroaden_US
dc.subjectPersonalityen_US
dc.subjectAdaptabilityen_US
dc.subjectLife satisfactionen_US
dc.subjectPsychologyen_US
dc.titleThe Change in Adaptability and Satisfaction with Life in Students who Study Abroaden_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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