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Su, Xiaoqing – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
In the past decade, the population of international students enrolling in Chinese colleges and universities has been increasing rapidly, with the students in Asia taking the most portions. Chinese higher education institutions are facing great challenges in their course of internationalization. Therefore the studies on the intercultural adaptation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Intercultural Programs, Student Adjustment
Garside, Jayne G.; And Others – 1984
This symposium contains reports on two studies on the following topics: (1) ways of helping children manage stress, by Jayne G. Garside, (2) psychological stress and coping in adolescent victims of sexual abuse in Singapore, by Colleen Ward, and (3) an abstract of a study on estrangement, by Jaya Nagaraja. The article on stress management…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Children
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Lun, Vivian Miu-Chi; Fischer, Ronald; Ward, Colleen – Learning and Individual Differences, 2010
Critical thinking is deemed as an ideal in academic settings, but cultural differences in critical thinking performance between Asian and Western students have been reported in the international education literature. We examined explanations for the observed differences in critical thinking between Asian and New Zealand (NZ) European students, and…
Descriptors: Asians, International Education, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries
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Ward, Colleen; Fischer, Ronald; Lam, Fara Sheyna Zaid; Hall, Leonie – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2009
The article reports the results of three studies designed to extend the psychometric analyses of cultural intelligence (CQ) and to examine its utility in the prediction of cross-cultural adaptation. The first study supported the proposed four-factor (Cognitive, Meta-cognitive, Motivational, and Behavioral) structure of CQ in a large sample of…
Descriptors: Validity, Scores, Measurement Techniques, Cultural Awareness
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Berno, Tracy; Ward, Colleen – American Psychologist, 2005
This article introduces tourism as a neglected topic of study for psychologists and discusses how ventures into this area provide opportunities for pioneering research and innovative applications. A coherent body of theory, drawn from experimental, social, and health psychology and synthesized by cross-cultural psychologists for the study of…
Descriptors: Psychological Studies, Acculturation, Cultural Awareness, Coping
Ward, Colleen – 1976
The motive to avoid success (M-S) is a stable personality disposition acquired early in life in conjunction with sex role standards which acts as an inhibiting factor in achievement motivation. Horner (1968) postulates that many women experience anxiety in competitive situations and learn to fear success because of its incongruence with the…
Descriptors: Achievement, Behavior Theories, Failure, Fear
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Ward, Colleen – Human Relations, 1978
This paper concentrates on the areas of methodological and theoretical criticisms of research, an explanation of the motive within the expectancy-value theory of motivation and supporting research, and suggestions for further research. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Failure, Females, Motivation, Research Problems
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Ward, Colleen – Sex Roles, 1985
To examine the development of sex-role stereotyping in Malaysia, 80 children were tested with the Sex Stereotype Measurement II. Results revealed that stereotyping increases with age, that the male stereotype is more easily recognized than the female, and that boys are more familiar with the male stereotype than are girls. (KH)
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Development, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Ward, Colleen – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 1988
Constructed 25-item Attitudes toward Rape Victims Scale (ARVS) which emphasized victim blame, credibility, deservingness, denigration, and trivialization. Results from administration of ARVS to university students, social workers, psychologists, physicians, lawyers, and police officers in Singapore, and to university students in the United States…
Descriptors: Attitudes, College Students, Cross Cultural Studies, Culture Fair Tests
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Ward, Colleen – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 1990
Examines patterns of gender stereotyping in five- and eight-year-old Singaporean children. Analysis of variance revealed male stereotypes were better recognized than female stereotypes. Own-sex stereotypes were more familiar than opposite-sex stereotypes. Findings were qualified by age interaction. Data were compared with data from 24 nations.…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary School Students, Females
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Ward, Colleen; Kennedy, Antony – Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 1993
Examines psychological and sociocultural adjustment during cross-cultural transitions for 115 Malaysian and 30 Singaporean students in New Zealand and 156 Malaysian students in Singapore (186 males and 115 females). Discusses predictors of psychological and sociocultural adaptation and culture-specific results. Results suggest a clear distinction…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), College Students, Cross Cultural Studies