Proceedings of the International Conference on Business, Economic, Social Science and Humanities (ICOBEST 2018)

Self-Concept and Communication Adaptation of Newcomer Student in Unikom Bandung

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Manap Solihat
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Manap Solihat
Available Online November 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icobest-18.2018.92How to use a DOI?
Keywords
behavior adjustment, self-concept, extrovert, culture shock, diversity.
Abstract
This study is aimed to depict communication adaptation and self-concept of newcomer student in learning environment at Unikom Bandung. The communication adaptation is explored through the adjustment of communication behavior that occured in every interaction between newcomer student, especially when they come and adjust themselves with the people, the environment, and new groups where they meet. This study uses qualitative approach with collecting data method that are carried out by interview (unstructured), non-participant observation and documentation study. Research result showed that: cultural similarities and geographical proximity are important factors in accelerating of adaptation process and there are relatively fewer obstacles compared to students who came from another island. All new students got the same experiences in facing the cultural shock, but the difference is the intensity of the time through the stage; the ones who tend to open themselves can overcome it more quickly than the ones who close themselves. The conclusion is that cultural and language diversity does not fully become a problem; the time, demographic, and weather factor create a problem for intercultural communication. Problems in intercultural communication can be reduced due to several factors, such as cultural closeness and self-disclosure. It makes them able to adapt well when communicating with friends in the environment.
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