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Title: Worlds apart : a longitudinal, multinational examination of sojourner well-being and cultural adaptation
Author: Demes, Kali A.
ISNI:       0000 0004 5358 1363
Awarding Body: University of Essex
Current Institution: University of Essex
Date of Award: 2015
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The research presented in this thesis describes a body of work dedicated to the examination and investigation of the cultural adaptation and well-being of sojourners. Situated within the field of acculturation, the current research addresses pertinent methodological and theoretical questions using longitudinal methods and multinational samples. In terms of methodological contributions, four new brief scales are presented that assess the principal concepts of sociocultural adaptation, psychological adaptation, perceived cultural distance and acculturation orientation. Retrospective measures of expectations are put to the test in a direct assessment of their equivalence to prospective measures. The method of the 'Impact of Living Abroad' project, a global, longitudinal survey of 2480 intercultural exchange students is described, demonstrating the feasibility of such a design.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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