Advisor

Jan Marie Oehlschlaeger

Date of Award

1989

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication

Department

Speech Communication

Physical Description

1 online resource (96 p.)

Subjects

Host families of foreign students -- United States, Multicultural education

DOI

10.15760/etd.5781

Abstract

This study investigated the host family experience, specifically examining the goals of host families and intercultural training of host families. It compares the the importance and accomplishment of goals between interculturally trained host families and untrained host families.The focus of the research addressed the following research questions:

1) Do host families who receive intercultural training rate their goals differently than families who do not receive intercultural training?

1a) Do host families who receive intercultural training rate differently the goals in which the student meets intra-family needs than families who do not receive intercultural training?

2) Do host families who receive intercultural training report the level of accomplishment of their goals differently than host families who do not receive intercultural training?

2a) Do host families who receive intercultural training report the level of accomplishment of goals regarding cultural awareness differently than families who do not receive intercultural training?

3) To what extent is there a relationship between trained host family ratings of importance and ratings of accomplishment of goals?

3a) To what extent is there a relationship between untrained host family ratings of importance and ratings of accomplishment of goals?

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/21777

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