RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CROSS-CULTURAL INTERACTION AND ACCULTURATION: A CASE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN A UNIVERSITY IN NORTHEAST CHINA

Oluwasegun Adesola Oladipo, Monyka Mao, Mohamed Ali, Feyisike Jones

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International students encounter a new and in most cases different culture in the host country. Thus, it becomes imperative to engage in interactions with both domestic and other international students in order to adjust to the new culture. This paper examines the relationship between cross-cultural interaction and acculturation. A random sample of 97 international students from a public university in Northeast China participated in the study, filling a 51-item questionnaire. The major finding reveals that interaction between cultures has a significant positive relationship with acculturation. Findings were discussed with recommendations put forward.

 

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