The college admissions scandal has been a major breaking news story and has been covered by many major news sources while the information unfolds with the first time being via ABC World News Tonight. News about the scandal is being unveiled by the day in all platforms of media with many Americans tuned in to see what is going to happen next. Information regarding who was involved in the scandal and what the quantifications of this scandal were detailed by Forbes Magazine in an article titled, “The College Admission Scandal: Voices Of Reason Part One”, by Brennan Barnard. This article revealed that a number of parents of college applicants are accused of paying more than $25 million between 2011 and 2018 to William Rick Singer, a college admissions counselor and organizer of the scheme, who used part of the money to inflate student test scores and to bribe college officials. Singer controlled the two firms involved in the scheme, Key Worldwide Foundation and The Edge College
Influence of Homesickness on Academic Peformance in International Students
In what ways homesickness can influence academic performance in first-year international students, particular within the UCLA community?
Baker, S. R. (2004). Intrinsic, extrinsic, and amotivational orientations: Their role in universityadjustment, stress, well-being, and subsequent academic performance. Current Psychology,23(3), 189-202. doi:10.1007/s12144-004-1019-9
Baker’s research aims to examine the association between college students’ motivation levels and their adjustment to university life. Baker suggests that higher levels of intrinsic motivation would tend to help students overcome maladjustment when first coming to college, and also generally predict a better academic performance.
Baker’s findings are useful in directing my research into the intrinsic factors of homesickness. Although homesickness is a result of moving to a new environment (extrinsic factors seem to influence more), internal changes in first-year college students should also be emphasized. Since Baker presents that motivation is related to academic performance, a comparison between an individual’s motivational level before and after enrolling in college may be necessary.
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