Korean Cross-Culture Kids: Relations of Acculturation Types, Acculturation Stress, and Cultural Adaptation

Publication Date

April 2019

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Families in Global Transition (FIGT), NIST International School

Conference Location

Bangkok, Thailand


In a study of Korean youth living outside Korea as students or with parents working abroad, the researchers found both positive personal characteristics and diverse adjustment patterns. Focused on understanding adjustment challenges due to high acculturation stress, they identified four acculturation types and sought to answer three questions: which acculturation types are most prominent, are different acculturation types associated with different socio-demographic variables and to what extent are psychological adaptation and sociocultural adaptation related to these acculturation types?

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