publication . Article . 2008

The influence of social skills on getting social support for adolescents during study abroad: A case study of Japanese short-term exchange students

TAKAHAMA, Ai; NISHIMURA, Yoshie; TANAKA, Tomoko;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2008 Journal: 留学生交流・指導研究, issue 10, pages 69-84 (issn: 1343-4683, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: 国立大学留学生指導研究協議会
Abstract
This study investigates how short-term international students get social support and achieve cross-cultural adjustment during study abroad using interviews based on a recall method. The participants of the study are 8 Japanese students who studied in the U.S for about 6 months to one year. They were asked about their study abroad experiences in relation to their cross-cultural adaptation and about their social support networks. Two findings were obtained. First, the participants of the study could be roughly divided into two groups. The 6 students of the first group(enjoym ent group) enjoyed their study abroad, which implies they achieved cross-cultural adjustme...
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free text keywords: social skills, social support, Japanese short-term exchange students
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