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ERIC Number: ED524886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Exploring the Effects of Intercultural Learning on Cross-Cultural Adaptation in a Study Abroad Context
Tsai, Yau
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A 3 p412-419 2011
This study targets Asian students studying abroad and explores the effects of intercultural learning on their cross-cultural adaptation by drawing upon a questionnaire survey. On the one hand, the results of this study find that under the influence of intercultural learning, students respond differently in their cross-cultural adaptation and no significant difference is shown in their responses. On the other hand, it is found that there exist either significant or insignificant differences in students' responses to two types of cross-cultural adaptation (i.e., psychological adaptation and social adaptation). Thus, the researcher concludes that it seems uneasy to predict the effects of intercultural learning on cross-cultural adaptation due to the complex component of cross-cultural adaptation. Although two types of cross-cultural adaptation are found to be different from each other, it is also found that they are closely linked to one another. The researcher also concludes that one type of cross-cultural adaptation may be influenced by the other and emphasizes the close relationship between psychological adaptation and social adaptation as a role in reflecting the effects of intercultural learning on cross-cultural adaptation among students studying abroad. (Contains 7 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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