Department

Counseling and Human Services

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Date of Award

10-2019

Format

.pdf

Degree Level

Ph.D.

LCSH subject

Saudi Arabian students--adjustment.

Proquest Document ID

2386919410

Identifier

Alshihri10-2019

School/University

St. Mary's University (San Antonio, Texas)

Size or duration

viii, 157 pages

Document Type

Dissertation

First Advisor

Carolyn Tubbs

Abstract

A significant proportion of Saudi Arabians seek further studies in western countries, including the United States. The benefits of an international education come with the challenges of relationship stress for Saudi s tudents and their spouses that increase during their stay in the United States. The purpose of this study was to understand the adjustment issues of Saudi Arabian students and their spouses in the U.S. This study u sed a sample of 320 Saudi Arabian students and student spouses, 65 of which could be matched with their spouse, in the U.S. The couples were sampled from different areas in the United States in order to reduce re search bias. This study used the Arabic-translated Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale (A-RDAS) and the Kansas Marital Satisfaction Scale (KMSS) to examine Saudi Arabian couples' relationship quality. Results indicated that factors such as the years of marriage, the number of children, level of education, and current household income have a significant impact on the adjustment issues they face in their new environment.

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