Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1986

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Larry Wald

Second Committee Member

D. Daryl Basler

Third Committee Member

John A. Green


The self-perceived adjustment of black South African undergraduate and graduate students in two educational exchange programs in America was investigated by means of a questionnaire administered through the mail during Fall 1985. Sixty-one female and male students at various American institutions participated in the study. The results showed that students perceived themselves to have achieved a high level of personal, social and academic adjustment, and that the undergraduate females, graduate females, undergraduate males and graduate males do not differ significantly in their perceived adjustment. Recommendations for further adjustment strategies are put forward.