The influence of academic and social integration on academic performance for international and local students, a cross-institutional comparison

Bart Rienties, Simon Beausaert, Therese Grohnert, Susan Niemantsverdriet, Piet Kommers, Ria Jacobi, Heling Huai

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    A common belief among educators is that international students are insufficiently academically and socially adjusted to higher education. Recent research has found a mixed picture on whether international students underperform in academic and social integration and academic performance. Therefore, Morrison et al. (2005) argue that research should extend its focus to understanding the underlying reasons for these performance differences of international versus local students. In a cross-institutional comparison among 958 students of five business schools in the Netherlands, we investigated the differences in academic performance amongst local and international students by focussing on academic and social integration. Students’ academic integration was measured with the Students’ adaptation to college questionnaire (SACQ), while students’ social integration was measured with a newly developed and validated questionnaire, the social integration questionnaire (SIQ, 4 factors, 15 items). The results indicated that students with a non-Western background are less integrated than Western students, have considerable lower academic and social integration scores and have (marginally) lower GPA and ECTS scores
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication17th EDINEB Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationCrossing borders in education and work-based learning
    EditorsSteve Halley, Chris Birch, Dirk Tempelaar, Mike McCuddy
    Place of PublicationMaastricht
    PublisherFEBA ERD Press
    Pages178-186
    ISBN (Print)978-90-813727-3-2
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2010
    Event17th EDiNEB Conference 2010: Crossing borders in education and work-based learning - Thames Valley University, London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 9 Jun 201011 Jun 2010
    Conference number: 17

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    Conference17th EDiNEB Conference 2010
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityLondon
    Period9/06/1011/06/10

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    Rienties, B., Beausaert, S., Grohnert, T., Niemantsverdriet, S., Kommers, P., Jacobi, R., & Huai, H. (2010). The influence of academic and social integration on academic performance for international and local students, a cross-institutional comparison. In S. Halley, C. Birch, D. Tempelaar, & M. McCuddy (Eds.), 17th EDINEB Conference: Crossing borders in education and work-based learning (pp. 178-186). Maastricht: FEBA ERD Press.
    Rienties, Bart ; Beausaert, Simon ; Grohnert, Therese ; Niemantsverdriet, Susan ; Kommers, Piet ; Jacobi, Ria ; Huai, Heling. / The influence of academic and social integration on academic performance for international and local students, a cross-institutional comparison. 17th EDINEB Conference: Crossing borders in education and work-based learning. editor / Steve Halley ; Chris Birch ; Dirk Tempelaar ; Mike McCuddy. Maastricht : FEBA ERD Press, 2010. pp. 178-186
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    Rienties, B, Beausaert, S, Grohnert, T, Niemantsverdriet, S, Kommers, P, Jacobi, R & Huai, H 2010, The influence of academic and social integration on academic performance for international and local students, a cross-institutional comparison. in S Halley, C Birch, D Tempelaar & M McCuddy (eds), 17th EDINEB Conference: Crossing borders in education and work-based learning. FEBA ERD Press, Maastricht, pp. 178-186, 17th EDiNEB Conference 2010, London, United Kingdom, 9/06/10.

    The influence of academic and social integration on academic performance for international and local students, a cross-institutional comparison. / Rienties, Bart; Beausaert, Simon; Grohnert, Therese; Niemantsverdriet, Susan; Kommers, Piet; Jacobi, Ria; Huai, Heling.

    17th EDINEB Conference: Crossing borders in education and work-based learning. ed. / Steve Halley; Chris Birch; Dirk Tempelaar; Mike McCuddy. Maastricht : FEBA ERD Press, 2010. p. 178-186.

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