Investigating Socio-Cultural Adaptation of International Students in Indonesian Higher Education
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- international students, Indonesian higher education, socio-cultural adaptation, intercultural sensitivity, correlation
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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TY - CONF AU - Yulia Hapsari AU - Hamamah PY - 2020 DA - 2020/10/22 TI - Investigating Socio-Cultural Adaptation of International Students in Indonesian Higher Education BT - Proceedings of the Brawijaya International Conference on Multidisciplinary Sciences and Technology (BICMST 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 180 EP - 184 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201021.042 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201021.042 ID - Hapsari2020 ER -