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dc.contributor.advisorCoryell, Joellen E.
dc.contributor.authorTyner, Jonathan Walter ( )
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-02T18:05:17Z
dc.date.available2019-12-02T18:05:17Z
dc.date.issued2019-12
dc.identifier.citationTyner, J. W. (2019). The decision-making process: Experiences of new international graduate students enrolled in U.S. higher education (Unpublished dissertation). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/8974
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the holistic motivations and decision-making experiences of new international graduate learners who made conscious decisions to engage in US higher education. International graduate students are adult learners, and this study was interested in understanding why and how international individuals become motivated to learn in adulthood. Specifically, this study investigated the process in which international adult learners engaged with their social worlds and made choices to pursue graduate education at public higher education institutions in central Texas. This study was particularly focused on how and why international adults made decisions to study in the US given recent geopolitical changes that threatened international student mobility trends. This study moved beyond identifying what motivated adult learners and sought to uncover the conditions that support and influenced international adults to choose graduate education in the US. The synthesis model developed by Chen (2007) was used to holistically explore international adult learner decision-making. The two research questions that guided this study were: 1. Why do international graduate learners choose to enroll in US higher education? 2. What is the decision-making experience of international graduate learners who chose to enroll in US higher education?
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dc.format.extent237 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectInternational student
dc.subjectInternational graduate student
dc.subjectInternational student motivation
dc.subjectAdult education
dc.subjectAdult motivation theory
dc.subjectForeign student
dc.subjectPush-pull model
dc.subjectIntrinsic and extrinsic motivation
dc.subjectInternational student mobility
dc.subjectMotivational factors
dc.subjectInternationalization
dc.subjectDecision-making process
dc.titleThe Decision-Making Process: Experiences of New International Graduate Students Enrolled in U.S. Higher Education
txstate.documenttypeDissertation
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAcee, Taylor W.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberO'Malley, Michael P.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRoss-Gordon, Jovita M.
thesis.degree.departmentCounseling, Leadership, Adult Education, & School Psychology
thesis.degree.disciplineAdult, Professional, and Community Education
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
txstate.departmentCounseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology


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