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ERIC Number: ED439338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Reentry Difficulty, Life Satisfaction and Psychological Well-Being of Taiwanese Students Who Have Returned from the United States.
Pai, Hui-Chuan
This article examines the relationship among 11 selected factors and reentry difficulty, life satisfaction, and psychological well-being of Taiwanese students returning home from the United States. The results of the questionnaire showed that returnees' reentry adjustment was affected by gender, willingness to return home, overall satisfaction with overseas experience, and perceived treatment by home people. At the same time, their adjustment process was also affected by factors such as parental expectation, career consideration, love for the home country, and lifestyle preferences. The paper states that these findings have significant implications, especially for multicultural counseling and counselor training. Counselors in the United States and Taiwan can provide students/returnees pre-departure and reentry orientation for both general and specific readjustment concerns. Some suggestions include reality check, helping re-familiarize returnees with social conditions in Taiwan, developing appropriate job search and interpersonal skills, and coping strategies. As for educators in the multicultural counseling profession, it is hoped that this paper will call attention to the inclusion of reentry adjustment in the entire cross-cultural adaptation process, and will prepare student counselors to provide services to clients regarding both their initial cross-cultural adaptation as well as their reentry transition. (Contains 14 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan