Walaa H Alhassoon



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Despite all the research showing the academic dishonesty of Middle Eastern students, and Saudi students in particular, many Saudi students are working hard to obtain their degrees honestly. Unfortunately, this is causing a negative stereotype towards Saudi students in general, and this stereotype is making it difficult for these students to succeed academically in the United States. In fact, when questioned, more than half of the Saudi students at the University of Dayton indicated that they had felt the repercussions of a negative stereotype, and 80 percent of these students found it difficult to handle this negativity. Findings of the current study indicates that the negative stereotype is indeed an issue that is having a negative impact on the academic performance and the overall college experience of the Saudi students who come to study in the United States.

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Graduate Research

Primary Advisor

Abd El Nasser A. Abd El Razek

Primary Advisor's Department

Counselor Education and Human Services


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Academic Honesty from A Saudi Student’s Point of View: Dealing With Negative Stereotype