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100 1  Takeuchi, Ai 
245 10 Issues related to female study-abroad returnees: A 
       comparative analysis of Japan and Thailand 
300    200 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 69-
       03, Section: A, page: 0932 
500    Adviser: Gerald W. Fry 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Minnesota, 2008 
520    One characteristic of globalization is its impact on 
       higher education as reflected in an increasing flow of 
       international students across borders. With the rise in 
       the total number of international students globally, the 
       gap between male and female representation in the 
       international student body has been steadily narrowing. 
       Despite the rise in the number of female international 
       students, however, little has been written on gender 
       issues in relation to international students in U.S. 
       higher education institutions. Furthermore, limited cross-
       national research has been conducted on study abroad 
       returnees 
520    This research examines two neglected issues related to 
       study abroad; female study abroad participants and their 
       post-study abroad experiences. Specifically, it explores 
       the post study abroad decisions and reentry experiences of
       Japanese and Thai women through multiple data collection 
       methods including surveys and interviews 
520    The research first addresses the factors that influence 
       Japanese and Thai female students' post-study abroad 
       destinations. It then explores the re-adaptation of the 
       Japanese and Thai female returnees to family, friends, 
       jobs, in particular, and to daily life in general. The 
       quantitative analysis reveals Thais' strong intention to 
       return home while indicating Japanese' ambiguous attitudes
       about post study abroad destinations 
520    The findings further identify some common themes shared by
       both Japanese and Thai female returnees, despite social, 
       economic, and cultural differences between the two 
       nations. One of the most powerful themes discovered from 
       both survey and interview data was the power of family; 
       indicating its considerable impact on the mobility 
       decision of both Japanese and Thais. However, further 
       examination reveals that this parental influence was more 
       powerful for Thais than Japanese 
520    Other common themes for the two groups are; female-
       specific reentry, transformation through study abroad 
       experiences, and the importance of workplace in terms of 
       determining the magnitude of reverse culture shock. Also, 
       the combined etic-emic process of data analysis identifies
       some country-specific themes, such as the self-segregation
       of Thai students on the U.S. campus, and differences in 
       job-hunting strategies and processes 
590    School code: 0130 
590    DDC 
650  4 Education, Social Sciences 
650  4 Gender Studies 
650  4 Education, Higher 
690    0534 
690    0733 
690    0745 
710 2  University of Minnesota 
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