Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2018

DOI

10.5281/zenodo.1254580

Publication Title

Journal of International Students

Volume

8

Issue

3

Pages

1274-1292

Abstract

This study examines campus organization involvement as a mechanism for social capital development. Researchers used analysis of variance (ANOVA) to examine variations in network size, strength, and composition for international students involved in different types of campus organizations. The researchers also examined the relationship of campus organization involvement to international students’ sense of attachment to the university. Students who participated in major-based organizations or leadership programs had larger, less dense, more diverse networks that lead to social networks which are particularly advantageous to social mobility. Students who participated in campus organizations related to their own cultural heritage had networks built of friends from all cultures, creating a greater sense of belonging and attachment to the university. Implications of social capital for practice and future research are discussed.

Comments

This journal is STAR Scholars Network publication. All articles published by Journal of International Students (JIS) are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Original Publication Citation

Glass, C. R., & Gesing, P. (2018). The development of social capital through international students' involvement in campus organizations. Journal of International Students, 8(3), 1274-1292. doi:10.5281/zenodo.1254580

ORCID

0000-0002-6706-5613 (Glass)

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