"We cannot reach them": Chinese undergraduate student perceptions of the U.S. campus climate

Susan D. Longerbeam, Thomas J. DeStefano, Yu Lixin

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Chinese undergraduate student interaction with U.S. students and faculty shared significant relationships with positive perceptions of the U.S. campus climate in this study. Student interaction drew upon the contact hypothesis (Allport, 1954); faculty interaction drew upon Kuh and Hu (2001); and perceptions drew upon the campus climate for diversity (Hurtado, Milem, Clayton-Pedersen, & Allen, 1999). Student affairs practice suggestions extended implications for campus climate research in this original study on Chinese undergraduate students in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)326-344
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Student Affairs Research and Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013


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