Host communication competence and locus of control of international students in the United States

Pavica Sheldon (1)
(1) Department of Communication Studies, Louisiana State University , United States


A survey of 169 international students was conducted at a large southern research university to investigate the relationship between host communication competence and students’ locus of control. Results of correlation and multiple regressions revealed that international students’ host communication competence was positively influenced by the internal locus of control. The independent sample test showed that female and European students scored significantly higher in host communication competence than male and non-European international students.

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Pavica Sheldon, Department of Communication Studies, Louisiana State University

Pavica Sheldon is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Department of Communication Studies at Louisiana State University. Her research interests include studying social and psychological characteristics of individuals who use new media, health and intercultural communication.

Sheldon, P. (2010). Host communication competence and locus of control of international students in the United States. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 10(3), 1–13.

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