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Ahmed Alasiri

Document Type

Dissertation - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department / School

Sociology and Rural Studies

First Advisor

Meredith Redlin


This study explored factors impacting Saudi students’ attitudes during their stay in the United States. Data were obtained through online survey. A total of 417 Saudi students male and female participated in this project. Saudi students’ attitudes toward Saudi women’s roles, American, Saudi social class and status, and broadening the understanding of Islamic principles were explored by testing several factors including: region of origin, religiosity, friendship ties with American, familial communication, length of stay in the U.S., gender, age, marital status, parents’ educational level, and family income. Results pointed that region of origin, type of residency in the U.S., religiosity, length of stay, friendship ties with Americans, gender, marital status, and father’s educational level was related to Saudi students’ attitudes.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Saudi Arabian students--United States--Attitudes
Saudi Arabian students--United States--Social life and customs
Student adjustment


Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-97)



Number of Pages



South Dakota State University



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