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ERIC Number: EJ952100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3736
The Relationship between Cultural Values and Learning Preference: The Impact of Acculturation Experiences upon East Asians
Chuang, Szu-Fang
International Journal of Training and Development, v16 n1 p1-22 Mar 2012
Globalization and technology advancement are creating more biculturalism at workplaces and learning settings. However, little is known about acculturation experience and its influence on a person's cultural values and learning preference. The research reported in this study investigates the impact of acculturation experiences upon the relationship between cultural values and learning preference of 292 Far East Asians (from Confucian-influenced societies) and Asian Americans. Different preferences for learning methods and different levels of traditional cultural values were found between these two groups of adult learners. Acculturation experience was identified as the influential factor for the differences. However, they all still retain their traditional cultural values in various degrees regardless of the length of time the individual had been exposed to the acculturation experience. The impact of cultural values on an adult's learning preference is an area of concern in cross-cultural training and development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; United States