Date of Award:

1985

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Family, Consumer, and Human Development

Department name when degree awarded

Home Economics and Consumer Education

Advisor/Chair:

Jane McCullough

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the resource management problems of a group of foreign students. The sample surveyed was 300 foreign students who attended Utah State University during fall quarter of 1984. A questionnaire was used to examine the students' degree of difficulty with resource management.

The differences in the degree of difficulty with resource management and respondents' gender , academic level, marital status, length of stay in the U.S. and geographic origin were tested by Analysis of Variance.

Significant differences were found in the degree of difficulty with resource management and the length of stay in the U.S. and geographical origin of respondents. The degree of difficulty with resource management was not significantly different by marital status, gender or academic level.

Additionally, finances, language, and homesickness were found to be the most serious problem areas during the academic sojourn at USU. The respondents expressed interest in learning more about medical, banking, and auto repair services.

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