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Table Of Contents

Significance of the Study
Assumptions
Situating Self
Summary of the Chapters
REVIEW OF RELEVANT LITERATURE
Academic Confidence
Empirical Studies on Academic Confidence
The Construct of Academic Behavioral Confidence
Sources of Academic Behavioral Confidence
Empirical Studies on Academic Behavioral Confidence
Hofstede’s Theory of Cultural Dimensions
The cultural dimension of individualism versus collectivism. According to
Acculturation and Intercultural Contact
Academic Experiences of International Graduate Students
Trends in International Student Enrollment 1978-1979 to 2008-2009
Summary
Conclusion
Study Design
Study Participants
Instrumentation
Adaptation of the Academic Behavioural Confidence Scale
Psychometrics of the Modified Academic Behavioral Confidence Scale
Reliability of the Modified Academic Behavioral Confidence Scale
Validity of the Modified Academic Behavioral Confidence Scale
Data Collection
Survey Data
Interview Data
Data Analysis
Limitations
Research Findings—Statistical Data
Analyses
Background Characteristics
T-Tests Results
Academic Factors
Group Means for Length of Study in the United States
Research Findings—Complementary Data Interviews
Academic Factors Associated With Academic Behavioral Confidence
Behavioral Confidence
Areas of Convergent Findings
Areas of Divergent Findings
Overview of the Study
Discussions
Implications
Implications Related to Theory
Implications Related to Practice
Recommendations for Future Research
A Final Word
APPENDICES
INTERVIEW—DAY ONE QUESTIONS
REFERENCES
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