Saudi international students in the U.S. and the wish to stay
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Do Saudi students in the U.S. wish to stay in the U.S. after they have completed their studies, and for how long? The purpose of this exploratory study was to answer this question and to investigate the relationships between the U.S. migration wishes of Saudi international students in the U.S. and a number of background social demographic and personality factors. Using a survey and interviews, data were collected from 367 Saudi international students in the U.S. Descriptive data are given with the results of a logistical regression analysis and qualitative analysis of interview data. Statistical findings show that some personality variables, background demographic and family relationship variables, quality of experience in the U.S., and place perception variables are related to the length of time students wish to stay in the U.S. An analysis of interview data suggests that additional family relationship variables might also be important.