Sojourner's Adaptation Process: Communication Factors to Succeed.

Vidyarini, Titi Nur (2015) Sojourner's Adaptation Process: Communication Factors to Succeed. In: Komunikasi Budaya, Pariwisata dan Religi. ASPIKOM @Press, pp. 197-208. ISBN 9786026751058 (Unpublished)

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    This research tried to discover the factors influenced international students’ adaptation to the new culture. The case study investigated international students – mainly consist of Asian origin students – studying in Western countries’ universities, for instance USA, Australia, and the UK. The question was answered in accordance with, Hofstede’s cultural dimensions, such as individualism-collectivism and power distance; and Gudykunst and Kim’s anxiety-uncertainty management theory. In accordance with ethics issue, the research obtained data from secondary research through synthesizing key information from peer-reviewed journals. Factors which influenced the adaptation process were found to be language barrier – experienced by international students and host students; differences in cultural values – which posed some problems; and social interaction and coping strategy – in accord with Oberg’s culture shock. Keywords: international students, adaptation, cultural dimension, Asian students, culture shock

    Item Type: Book Section
    Subjects: Communication > Human Communication
    Communication > Public Relations Management
    Divisions: Faculty of Communication Science > Communication Science Department
    Depositing User: Titi Nur Vidyarini S.Sos., M.Comms
    Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2016 06:55
    Last Modified: 29 Aug 2016 06:55
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/17423

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