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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(22); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.062205.

Progress and Trends in Empirical Research on Cross Cultural Adaptation of International Students


Xiangdong Liang1, Siyuan Li2, Xiaolei Chen1

Corresponding Author:
Siyuan Li

1Graduate School of Daejeon University, Pachon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

2College of Arts, Bohai University, Jinzhou, Liaoning, China


Cross-cultural adaptation is an important research topic in the field of cultural psychology, which refers to the psychological and behavioural adjustments that individuals make when they are influenced by the stimuli of a new cultural environment, and this adjustment process is called cross-cultural adaptation. The process of cross-cultural adaptation may result in emotions such as frustration, anxiety, worry, and even a negative impression of the local culture. This paper reviews relevant studies at home and abroad that focus on international students as the target population, and systematically comprehends the conceptual definition, subtypes, structure, measurement tools, influencing factors, and interventions of cross-cultural adaptation. On this basis, it points out the direction of future research, with a view to providing corresponding suggestions for sojourners who are mainly international students.


Cross-cultural adaption; Typology; Measurement; Review

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Xiangdong Liang, Siyuan Li, Xiaolei Chen. Progress and Trends in Empirical Research on Cross Cultural Adaptation of International Students. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 22: 27-34. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.062205.


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