Master of Arts (MA)
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Tywan G. Martin
The purpose of this study was to understand international student-athletes in their process of adaptation upon arrival to the United States and their issues and obstacles they might face. It also aims to provide universities, schools, and coaches with insights on different communication approaches with international student-athletes. By adopting one-on-one interviews, this study offers important implications on how to best communicate with international student-athletes during the process of recruitment, as well as how to understand the “American” style of management or communication by using Hofstede’s two dimensions; power distance and uncertainty avoidance and Hall’s high and low context culture. The results also benefit prospective international student- athletes in the understanding of different communication styles in the United States and their potential hardships.
Hofstede, cultural dimensions, power distance, international student-athletes, uncertainty avoidance
Ajdukovic, Jana, "Qualitative Analysis of International Student-Athletes in America and Transition into American College Sport by Using Hofstede's Model" (2019). Open Access Theses. 770.