The perceptions of international students about academic bullying

Kingsley, Enemuo Nnamdi (2018) The perceptions of international students about academic bullying. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Many international students enter Canada every year to pursue their educational careers. This academic journey is mostly a positive one, rich in various experiences but not without challenges from present and previous academic interactions. This thesis research explored the impact of teacher bullying from an international student perspective. Data were collected from over 50 international students from Memorial university of Newfoundland through online survey and in-depth interview which found out that developed countries have in place; working strategies which help their educational institutions control and manage academic bullying unlike developing countries’ where those strategies do not work effectively. Study identified that academic bullying affects an international student’s social confidence, academic input and performance and demoralizes students. Also that there are evidence that academic bullying still exists in Newfoundland and Labrador as suggested by the online survey. Other very important revelations include critical patterns of academic bullying such as sorting (paying an academic facilitator for marks), compromised evaluation, and compromised evaluation process, emotional and social stigmatization which has a part to play at the long run in the economic sustainability of a country.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 13598
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 75-85).
Keywords: Academic bullying, Academic evaluation/assessment, Academic ability, Academic performance, Education/ learning facilitator, Academic displacement and Academic sorting.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: June 2018
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Bullying in universities and colleges--Newfoundland and Labrador; Students, Foreign--Newfoundland and Labrador--Attitudes.

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