Title

The mediating effect of polyculturalism on cultural adaptation and its consequences: Examining the sojourner experience

Date of Publication

2017

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Maria Guadalupe C. Salanga

Defense Panel Member

Homer J. Yabut

Abstract/Summary

Cultural adaptation is a process of adjusting one's mindset to be consistent with the host country's culture. Culture shock is the feeling of anxiety that comes from exposure to unfamiliar signs and symbols of social intercourse. Well being is a person's cognitive and effective evaluation of his or her life. Polyculturalism suggests the importance of recognizing people's racial and ethnic background and it is a lay belief that may possibly mediate cultural adaptation and culture shock, and cultural adaptation and well-being. In line with this, a total of 242 participants were gathered while using the online survey. The Lay Belief questionnaire, SCAS- R, WEMBS, CSQ, and Big five questionnaire were used to measure the variables cultural adaptation, culture shock, well being, and polycultrualism. Analysis revealed that there is no significant mediating relationship between Polyculturalism and the other variables. Furthermore, the results show that the higher the cultural adaptation, the lower the culture shock and vice versa. Also, the higher the cultural adaptation, the higher the well being and vice versa.

Abstract Format

html

Note

Running head: The mediating effect of polyculturalism on cultural adaptation and its consequences

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU16903

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

47 leaves : illustrations ; 29 cm.

Keywords

Adaptability (Psychology)--Philippines; Culture shock--Philippines; Travelers--Philippines; Filipinos--Foreign countries

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