Abstract

The purpose of this study was to verify Mezirow's (1978) Transformative Learning Theory as a model to explain how study abroad participation facilitates efforts to internationalize students in higher education. Specifically this study used block-entry, logistic and linear regression models to explore the relationship between transformative learning processes and study abroad outcomes. Data were collected from business students (N =107) at Brigham Young University using a retrospective pretest method. Findings indicated transformative learning was occurring in short term study abroad settings and transformative learning phases were related to increases in Intercultural Competence. These findings were consistent between year cohorts suggesting the impacts were lasting.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Marriott School of Management; Recreation Management

Rights

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Date Submitted

2014-03-21

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd6903

Keywords

transformative learning, study abroad, travel efficacy, intercultural competence, intentions

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