The Resource The relationship between ethnic identity, perceived acceptance, and sociocultural adjustment of African students in the US, by Angellar Manguvo

The relationship between ethnic identity, perceived acceptance, and sociocultural adjustment of African students in the US, by Angellar Manguvo

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The relationship between ethnic identity, perceived acceptance, and sociocultural adjustment of African students in the US
Title
The relationship between ethnic identity, perceived acceptance, and sociocultural adjustment of African students in the US
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by Angellar Manguvo
Title variation
  • Relationship between ethnic identity, perceived acceptance, and sociocultural adjustment of African students in the United States
  • Relationship between ethnic identify, perceived acceptance, and sociocultural adjustment of African students in the U.S
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Language
eng
Summary
This study investigated the experiences of African students in relation to their ethnic identity, perceived acceptance, and sociocultural adjustment, as well as the interrelationship among the constructs. An exploratory mixed methods research design was utilized in which the qualitative phase was conducted first, results of which were used to inform and guide the quantitative phase. The first three research questions of the study sought to qualitatively explore the emergent constructs whereas the forth research question sought to explore the relationship among the constructs. African students in this study experienced varied challenges as they navigated into their new environment. They, however, rarely sought professional assistance; rather, they preferred culturally-responsive programs initiated by fellow Africans. African students also negotiated two main identities. First, they consolidated their ethnic and national differences and embraced a monolithic African identity. Second, they negotiated a racial identity in a racially polarized society. African students also exhibited varied meta-perceptions. Over all, they perceived themselves as better accepted as individuals than they perceived their in-group to be. In terms of the relationship between ethnic identity, perceived acceptance, and sociocultural adjustment, ethnic pride was positively correlated with sociocultural adjustment factors. The converse was true for ethnic belonging; participants who associated more with fellow Africans tended to experience more adjustment difficulties. Interestingly, participants who held negative meta-perceptions tended to speak more positively of Africa, associate more with fellow Africans, and experience more sociocultural adjustment problems. In conclusion, this study reveals the multidimensionality of Africanity as a form of ethnic identity and how its different facets relate differently with perceived acceptance and sociocultural adjustment. The study also shows how the sojourning experiences of African students are embedded within their meta-perceptions, with negative meta-perceptions having adverse effects on sociocultural adjustment. Findings from this study have practical implications on the adjustment of African students in particular and international students in general
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MUU
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Manguvo, Angellar
Degree
Ph. D.
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Thesis
Dissertation year
2013.
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
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charts
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • theses
  • bibliography
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Whitney, Stephen D.
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  • African students
  • College students
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The relationship between ethnic identity, perceived acceptance, and sociocultural adjustment of African students in the US, by Angellar Manguvo
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  • "A Dissertation Presented to The Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri In Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Dissertation Supervisor: Dr. Stephen D. Whitney
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-168)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
871339828
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 178 pages)
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online
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
charts.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871339828
Label
The relationship between ethnic identity, perceived acceptance, and sociocultural adjustment of African students in the US, by Angellar Manguvo
Publication
Note
  • "A Dissertation Presented to The Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri In Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Dissertation Supervisor: Dr. Stephen D. Whitney
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-168)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
871339828
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 178 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
charts.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871339828

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