Interpersonal Communication Barriers among International Students at Graduate School of Bogor Agricultural University
Alnour, Mohamedalhabieb Alhafiz Mohamed
Lubis, Djuara P.
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This study focused on interpersonal communication barriers, the sociocultural and language difficulties of adaptation among international students can lead to academic issues. and aimed to identify the barriers and factors which influence interpersonal communication among international students and to examine the extent to which these factors have affected international students’ adaptation to cultural transition in learning and living in the Bogor agricultural University. This study involved both quantitative and qualitative methods. The quantitative component utilized data collected through semi structured questionnaires on 40 International students representing international students from postgraduate school of Bogor agricultural University, the qualitative component of this research utilized interviews method, while the data analysis techniques used to answer the research hypothesis is statistical analysis with SPSS and correlation. The study reached to many results, the most important of them are, there was a significant difference with respect to Characteristics of individuals in the perception of barriers to interpersonal communication among international students, though there was a significant difference in opinion among international students regarding various dimensions of academic adaptation. The majority of international students mentioned that barriers were due to the source of communication especially in Indonesian language, where 77% student are bad in speaking Indonesian language, and 80% of international students speak English very well. in addition, the results revealed that, around (54%) student find slight difficulty to understand and accept the Indonesian culture, and Correlation between GPA and Proficiency of English language was significant while in Proficiency of Indonesian language was not significant.
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