Faculty Publications

Title

Predicting Asian international students' sociocultural adjustment: A test of two mediation models

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Cross-cultural contact, Ethnic identity, Self-efficacy, Sociocultural adjustment

Journal/Book/Conference Title

International Journal of Intercultural Relations

Volume

29

Issue

5

First Page

561

Last Page

576

Abstract

Integrating a number of theoretical perspectives, this paper examined predictors of Asian international students' sociocultural adjustment. A total of 117 students (aged 18-46 years) from 17 Asian countries and regions completed questionnaires about their sociocultural adjustment, contact with the hosts, ethnic identity, and cross-cultural self-efficacy. As hypothesized, contact with the hosts partially mediated the effect of cross-cultural self-efficacy on sociocultural adjustment. The hypothesis that contact with the hosts would mediate the effect of ethnic identity on sociocultural adjustment was not supported. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

9-1-2005

DOI of published version

10.1016/j.ijintrel.2005.06.003

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