The influence of academic, social, and deeper life interactions on the psychological sense of community of international students in the United States.
More than one million international college students studied in the United States in 2019. International students contributed $41 billion and sponsored 458,290 jobs to the U.S. economy during the 2018-2019 academic year. But despite their substantial contribution to the economy, many international students disclose lower levels of social satisfaction, sense of respect on campus, and sense of belonging. The purpose of this study is to explore psychometric values that bring personhood to international students. Using quantitative multiple regression, this study explores the influence of academic, social, and deeper life interactions between international students and their peers, faculty, and staff on their psychological sense of community. The results of the study are that deeper life interactions between international students and peers, academic interactions between international students and faculty and staff and social interactions between international students and faculty or staff influence the psychological sense of community of international students.