Factors Caribbean Overseas Students Perceive Influence their Academic Self-Efficacy

Authors

  • Arline Edwards-Joseph Georgia Southern University, United States
  • Stanley Baker North Carolina State University, United States

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v4i1.496

Keywords:

Carribean students, self-efficacy, academic self-efficacy, international students

Abstract

This study investigated factors that influenced the academic self-efficacy of Caribbean overseas students attending universities in the United States, and the themes that emerged from their perceptions of variables impacting their academic self-efficacy. Seven major themes (educational background, faith in God, finances, age and maturity, influence and support of others, selfdetermination, and previous success of other and of self) emerged as factors that influenced the students’ academic self-efficacy. Recommendations for counselors and areas for future research are discussed.

Author Biographies

Arline Edwards-Joseph, Georgia Southern University, United States

Dr. Edwards-Joseph is from the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda in the West Indies. She earned her doctorate degree in Counselor Education from North Carolina State University, in 2008. She has been an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at Georgia Southern University, since 2008. Her research interests include international issues in counseling and counselor education, including international students, immigrant populations and counseling in the Caribbean. 

Stanley Baker, North Carolina State University, United States

Dr. Stanley Baker is a professor of counselor education at North Carolina State University. His professional K-12 teaching and school counseling experience was in rural and small city locations in western and southern Wisconsin

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Published

2014-01-01

How to Cite

Edwards-Joseph, A., & Baker, S. (2014). Factors Caribbean Overseas Students Perceive Influence their Academic Self-Efficacy. Journal of International Students, 4(1), 48–59. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v4i1.496

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Research Articles