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ERIC Number: EJ910971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
Re-Entry Trauma: Asian Re-Integration after Study in the West
Pritchard, Rosalind
Journal of Studies in International Education, v15 n1 p93-111 Feb 2011
Many students who re-locate from host to home country are said to undergo a process of reverse culture shock akin to bereavement, involving stages of a grieving process. This has been likened to a "W-curve" in which feelings fluctuate before reaching a more balanced state. The present study examined the re-acculturation of Taiwanese and Sri Lankan graduates after study in the West. It did not find evidence of re-entry trauma in the psychological sense already established in the literature, but it did find socio-political issues that were associated with the tension between modernism and traditionalism, or individualism and collectivism. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sri Lanka; Taiwan; United Kingdom