Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Publication Source

Academy of Educational Leadership Journal

Abstract

With the increasing numbers of Saudi students marching into American colleges, the academic achievement and social integration of this student group is essential for the ultimate goal of their matriculation with their intended college degrees. Building upon the self-efficacy theory (Bandura, 1986) as a construct of student academic achievement, the article reports a qualitative study about the case of Saudi students at Riverside State University. After initial site observations and document reviews were conducted, primary data were collected from open ended interviews with students, administrators, and professors at RSU. The findings revealed that various aspects of self-efficacy are either agents or influences given the circumstances of the case. It offers recommendations showing how various aspect of the theory can be utilized to increase Saudi students’ self-efficacy and consequently their achievement level.

Inclusive pages

85-96

ISBN/ISSN

1095-6328

Comments

Article included in repository with permission of the publisher. To view the entire publication archive or for information about submitting an article, see the publisher's website.

Publisher

Allied Academies

Volume

18

Issue

4

Peer Reviewed

yes

Keywords

Saudi students, self-efficacy, college student persistence