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ERIC Number: EJ776229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
The Relationship between Degree of Acculturation and Adjustment Difficulties among Korean Immigrants Living in a Western Society
Shim, Young R.; Schwartz, Robert C.
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v35 n4 p409-426 Nov 2007
When immigrating to a new society individuals typically have different behavioural patterns and cultural values than the host country. These differences often lead to acculturation difficulties among immigrants. The purpose of this study was to examine how behavioural and value acculturation affects cultural adjustment problems among Korean immigrants living in a Western host country. Results of a multiple regression analysis revealed that a model combining fewer years living and being educated in the host country, less behavioural acculturation, and more strongly held traditional Asian values predicted increased cultural adjustment difficulties. Stronger adherence to traditional Asian values most significantly predicted adjustment problems among Korean immigrants. Implications for counselling are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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