ERIC Number: EJ743846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Social Skills Difficulty: Model of Culture Shock for International Graduate Students
Chapdelaine, Raquel Faria; Alexitch, Louise R.
Journal of College Student Development, v45 n2 p167-184 Mar-Apr 2004
This study expanded and tested Furnham and Bochner's (1982) model of culture shock, employing a sample of 156 male international students in a Canadian university. Path analysis was used to assess the effects of cultural differences, size of co-national group, family status, cross-cultural experience, and social interaction with hosts on culture shock. Results suggested that social interaction with hosts plays an important role in international students' adjustment.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Interpersonal Competence, Culture Conflict, Foreign Students, Models, Males, Path Analysis, Cultural Differences, Family (Sociological Unit), Interpersonal Relationship, Student Adjustment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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