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Sojourners Adaptation Process: Communication Factor to Succeed.

Vidyarini, Titi Nur (2015) Sojourners Adaptation Process: Communication Factor to Succeed. [UNSPECIFIED]

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    Abstract

    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.

    Item Type: UNSPECIFIED
    Subjects: A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Communication Science > Communication Science Department
    Depositing User: Admin
    Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2016 14:55
    Last Modified: 29 Sep 2016 18:04
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/18407

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