A Qualitative Phenomenological study of Emotional and Cultural Intelligence of International Students in the United States of America

  • Rohan Thompson Huston-Tillotson University, United States
Keywords: cultural intelligence, emotional intelligence, international students, social integration

Abstract

This phenomenological study examined the role of emotional and cultural intelligence in the social integration of international students. The study included nine participants who were selected using purposeful sampling. The researcher used five main interview questions to guide the datacollection process. The questions were designed to help determine both whether the participant appeared to be competent in cultural and emotional intelligence, and how that competence then contributed to his or her social integration. The study findings revealed that emotional and cultural intelligence played an important role in enabling international students to integrate socially. This article seeks to offer a deeper understanding of the social integration challenges of international students, contribute to the existing knowledge, and offer suggestions for future research.

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Author Biography

Rohan Thompson, Huston-Tillotson University, United States

ROHAN THOMPSON, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Management in the School of Business and Technology at Huston-Tillotson University. Her major research interests lie in the area of academic global leadership, emotional and cultural intelligence, and non-profit organizations. 

Published
2018-04-01
How to Cite
Thompson, R. (2018). A Qualitative Phenomenological study of Emotional and Cultural Intelligence of International Students in the United States of America. Journal of International Students, 8(2), 1220-1255. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v8i2.144
Section
Research Articles