ERIC Number: ED327907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Communication Adaptability and Interaction Involvement as Predictors of Cross-Cultural Adjustment.
A study of 142 foreign college students staying in the United States examined the effects of communication adaptability and interaction involvement on cross-cultural adjustment. Further testing was conducted to investigate which of the components of communication adaptability and interaction involvement best predicted the dimensions of cross-cultural adjustment. It was hypothesized that significant and positive relationships existed among communication adaptability, interaction involvement, and cross-cultural adjustment. E. W. Wheeless and R. L. Duran's 20-item Communicative Adaptability Scale was administered to the students, as were D. J. Cegala's 18-item Interaction Involvement Scale and A. Furnham and S. Bochner's 26-item Social Situations Questionnaire. The results supported the hypothesis. Differences among the subjects from diverse countries were reported. (Two tables are included; 50 references are attached.) (Author/SG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Communicative Adaptability
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (76th, Chicago, IL, November 1-4, 1990).