publication . Article . 2015

Second language social networks and communication-related acculturative stress: the role of interconnectedness

Norman Segalowitz;
  • Published: 01 Aug 2015
Although a substantial amount of cross-cultural psychology research has investigated acculturative stress in general, little attention has been devoted specifically to communication-related acculturative stress. In line with the view that cross-cultural adaptation and second language (L2) learning are social and interpersonal phenomena, the present study examines the hypothesis that migrants' L2 social network size and interconnectedness predict communication-related acculturative stress. The main idea underlying this hypothesis is that L2 social networks play an important role in fostering social and cultural aspects of communicative competence. Specifically, h...
free text keywords: Psychology, Original Research, social networks, acculturation, acculturative stress, intercultural communication, cultural adaptation, Immigrants, BF1-990, Communicative competence, Observational learning, Social psychology, Interpersonal communication, Psychological research, Social network, business.industry, business, Interconnectedness
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publication . Article . 2015

Second language social networks and communication-related acculturative stress: the role of interconnectedness

Norman Segalowitz;