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Title: Schema adjustment in cross-cultural encounters: A study of expatriate international aid service workers
Authors: 國立臺灣師範大學國際人力資源發展研究所
Chang, Wei-Wen
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2009
Publisher: ELSEVIER
Abstract: Based on a schema perspective, this study discusses the adjustment process of expatriate workers through their cross-cultural experiences. Employing a qualitative, semi-structured interviewing method, this study collected data from 22 interviews with Taiwanese expatriate workers for an international aid service and analyzed critical incidents faced by these workers during their international service. Extending the existing schema theory for cross-cultural encounters, the author found that cultural shocks help enhance expatriate workers’ awareness of their existing schemas. In addition, through mental tension, mental dialogue, and information regarding culturally relevant others, cross-cultural workers gradually modify their perspectives and interpretative frameworks to adapt to local situations in a different culture.
URI: http://rportal.lib.ntnu.edu.tw/handle/77345300/32754
ISSN: 0147-1767
Other Identifiers: ntnulib_tp_H0301_01_007
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