Zhang Yushan, Liao Cheng, Tan Weihua
Hunan Normal University, Changsha, 410000, Hunan, China
Based on the questionnaire survey and semi-structured interview conducted among African students from seven universities in Changsha, this study aims at describing African students' cross-cultural adaptation in China and analyzing the influence of their disposition on such adaptation from the perspective of personality tendency. The research finds that, from the macro perspective, the holistic cross-cultural adaptation of African students in China is affirmative, and their disposition has a positive impact on their cross-cultural adaptation. From the micro perspective, the social life and social acculturation of African students in China are also sanguine. Although there are some difficulties in African students' social interpersonal adaptation, disposition still has a positive impact on their social life adaptation, social and cultural adaptation and social interpersonal adaptation in China. This study can provide decision-making basis and practical reference for the work of international students in colleges and universities. On the basis of this research, it is proposed that different methods should be adopted for students with different personality tendencies in the management of international students, and attention should be paid to the social and interpersonal communication of international students.
cross-cultural adaptation, personality tendency, African students
Zhang Yushan, Liao Cheng, Tan Weihua. The Influence of Personality Tendency of African Students in China on Their Cross-cultural Adaptation—Empirical Analysis of 7 Universities in Changsha City. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 18: 165-171. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2020.021825.
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