Proceedings of the Brawijaya International Conference on Multidisciplinary Sciences and Technology (BICMST 2020)

Investigating Socio-Cultural Adaptation of International Students in Indonesian Higher Education

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Yulia Hapsari, Hamamah
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Yulia Hapsari
Available Online 22 October 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201021.042How to use a DOI?
Keywords
international students, Indonesian higher education, socio-cultural adaptation, intercultural sensitivity, correlation
Abstract

Positioning higher education in some degree of international standard has been done by many governments by setting internationalization agenda through various programs. In realizing the agenda, challenges emerge since students joining the program – the international students – need to adapt not only to academic but also social life. Adjusting to a new socio-cultural environment is intriguing for there are just too many factors playing roles in human social interaction. The challenge escalates when multicultural issues take part in the society in which the interaction takes place. Many studies have been conducted to analyze multicultural interactions in human social life. Some perimeters have also been developed to facilitate the analysis. However, very limited studies are conducted in Indonesian context which is rich of multicultural interaction. Thus, this study is aimed at investigating international students’ socio-cultural adaptation in Indonesia when they are studying at Indonesian higher education. Focusing on the correlation between their intercultural sensitivity and their socio-cultural adaptation, the study reveals that there was less significant relationship between the variables. As further investigation were conducted to find possible reason of such relationship, it was found out that two out of five factors constructing the intercultural sensitivity scale did not show significant relationship to the variable while all the five factors constructing socio-cultural adaptation scale were significantly related. Therefore, re-visiting the intercultural sensitivity scale is suggested.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Brawijaya International Conference on Multidisciplinary Sciences and Technology (BICMST 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
22 October 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-263-2
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201021.042How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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