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ERIC Number: EJ1023983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-4632
Asian International Students at an Australian University: Mapping the Paths between Integrative Motivation, Competence in L2 Communication, Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Persistence with Structural Equation Modelling
Yu, Baohua
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, v34 n7 p727-742 2013
This study examined the interrelationships of integrative motivation, competence in second language (L2) communication, sociocultural adaptation, academic adaptation and persistence of international students at an Australian university. Structural equation modelling demonstrated that the integrative motivation of international students has a significant effect on competence in L2 communication, which played an influential role in predicting academic adaptation. Academic adaptation, which has been neglected in the literature on intercultural communication and second language acquisition, was itself identified as a major predictor of the sociocultural adaptation and persistence of international students. Implications for curriculum design and instructional practice on international students are discussed.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
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