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Wang, Kenneth T.; Tian, Lu; Fujiki, Mayo; Bordon, Jennifer J. – Journal of International Students, 2017
Perfectionism is a multidimensional personality construct salient for international students; they are known to be likely high achievers in their home country and face several acculturative challenges after crossing national borders. This study examined whether perfectionist types changed during cross-national transitions in a sample of 227…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Asians, Personality Traits
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Savicki, Victor – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Being a study abroad student is not all sweetness and light. By definition, study abroad students are faced with acculturative stress (Berry, 2005) by virtue of encountering differences in assumptions, values, and expectations of daily living in their host culture. Add to that the usual challenge of hearing and speaking a different language, and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism, Interpersonal Competence
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Fox, Rina S.; Merz, Erin L.; Solórzano, Martha T.; Roesch, Scott C. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2013
This study used latent profile analysis (LPA) to identify acculturation profiles. A three-profile solution fit the data best, and comparisons on demographic and psychosocial outcomes as a function of profile yielded expected results. The findings support using LPA as a parsimonious way to model acculturation without anticipating profiles in…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Profiles, Acculturation, Comparative Analysis