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ERIC Number: EJ797281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Acculturation Experiences of Taiwanese Students during Exchanges in the United States
Lee, Annie (Ya-Ping); Bei, Lienti; DeVaney, Sharon A.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v99 n4 p56-61 2007
This phenomenological study examined the acculturation experience of Taiwanese students who attended universities in the United States as exchange students. Hofstede's four dimensions of culture provided a framework for developing questions. Eight exchange students were interviewed. Taiwanese students realized there was a lower power distance between American professors and students and that American students were more relaxed in uncertain situations, competed on class projects and activities, and expected individualistic behavior. Most exchange students were anxious in the beginning but all said they adjusted to the Socratic learning method and performed well. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan; United States