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Volume 5 Issue 6
Qualitative Study of the Cross-cultural Adaptation of Chinese Students in Philippines
|Author(s)||Yanfu Heng, Felisse Marianne San Juan|
|Abstract||The paper sought to understand the current situation and problems of cross-cultural adaptation of Chinese students and provide a reference basis for cross-cultural adaptation. From January 2023 to July 2023, 12 Chinese students in the Philippines were selected by purposive sampling method, and semi-structured interviews were conducted by descriptive nature research method, and the data were analyzed by using Colaizzi's seven-step analysis method to extract themes. Three themes were extracted: life adjustment problems, communicative adjustment problems, and psychological adjustment problems. Firstly, the problems of communicative adaptation of Chinese students are more prominent, especially language problems and cultural differences are the main factors that produce communicative adaptation problems; secondly, the problems of living adaptation are common, especially the problems of accommodation environment and living conditions are the most critical factors that affect living adaptation; finally, the problems of psychological adaptation are not negligible, and psychological adaptation problems are the most important factors that Chinese students tend to solve through internal adjustment. International students are more inclined to adjust their psychological adjustment problems through internal adjustment means and are less likely to share their psychological difficulties actively, and compared with other adjustment problems, psychological adjustment problems are often more easily diluted and neglected by international students. This paper provides a qualitative study on the intercultural adjustment of Chinese students to provide a reference for the study of international students' intercultural adjustment and to provide information and emotional support for Chinese international students to promote the level of international students' intercultural adjustment ability.|
|Keywords||Chinese students, cross-cultural adaptation,qualitative research|
|Published In||Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023|
|Cite This||Qualitative Study of the Cross-cultural Adaptation of Chinese Students in Philippines - Yanfu Heng, Felisse Marianne San Juan - IJFMR Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2023.v05i06.9062|
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