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RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 902-905


Predictors of acculturative stress in Chinese academic sojourners in Pakistan

Sehrish Nawaz, Muhammad Naveed Riaz.

Abstract
Objective: To examine the predictors of acculturative stress among Chinese academic sojourners in Pakistan.
Methodology: In this cross-sectional survey, 250 Chinese academic sojourners were enrolled from International Islamic University Islamabad and National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. Data were collected from January to March 2017. Self-report instruments like East Asian Immigrant Acculturation, Culture Distance Index and Acculturative Stress Scale for International Students were used. Multiple regression analysis was used for data analysis.
Results: Different acculturation strategies differently influenced acculturative stress. Integration and assimilation strategies positively predicted acculturative stress while separation and marginalization negatively predicted this among Chinese academic sojourners. Moreover perceived culture distance also predicted acculturative stress positively.
Conclusion: The study confirmed that while living for a limited time in Pakistan, Chinese use different acculturation strategies that differently affect the level of stress and vice versa. Therefore, Chinese sojourners are suggested to use appropriate acculturation strategies and focus on the similarities in both cultures that will surely help to reduce their acculturative stress.

Key words: Acculturation, perceived culture distance, acculturative stress.


 
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Nawaz, S. & Riaz, . M. N. (2020) Predictors of acculturative stress in Chinese academic sojourners in Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (4), 902-905.








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