Journal of Intercultural Communication, Issue 24, October, 2010

Pavica Sheldon

Host communication competence and locus of control of international students in the United States

Abstract

A survey of 169 international students was conducted at a large southern research university to investigate the relationship between host communication competence and studentsí locus of control. Results of correlation and multiple regressions revealed that international studentsí host communication competence was positively influenced by the internal locus of control. The independent sample t test showed that female and European students scored significantly higher in host communication competence than male and non-European international students.

Key words: international students, host communication competence, locus of control


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