Cognitive level and attitudes of global understanding in undergraduate students : effects of instruction in international studies

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John Roberson Woollen (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Lois V. Edinger

Abstract: It was the purpose of this study to examine the effects of four independent variables upon undergraduate college student performance on a measure of global understanding. The four variables used in this study were: 1) academic performance in International Studies Seminar 233; 2) overseas experience; 3) frequency of discussion of world problems in the college classroom; and 4) source of current event information. An additional purpose of this study was to determine if students who participated in International Studies Seminar 233 scored significantly higher than a nationwide random sample of students in undergraduate higher education on the affective and cognitive portions of Measures of Global Understanding. The subjects were fifty-one undergraduate students enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro during the academic year 1981- 1982. They had participated in a section of International Studies Seminar 233 during the period from Fall 1978 through Fall 1981.

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Language: English
Date: 1982
College students $x Attitudes
International education
Cross-cultural studies

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