International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2013, Vol. 9(3) 154-168

Cross-Cultural Adjustment of Chinese Students in Japan: School Adjustment and Educational Support

Yuan Xiang Li, Hideki Sano, & Ruth Ahn

pp. 154 - 168   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2013.011

Published online: October 15, 2013  |   Number of Views: 1  |  Number of Download: 23


Abstract

This study investigates Chinese immigrant students‘ cross-cultural and school adjustment issues in Japanese schools. Using a quantitative method, a survey which collected students‘ demographic information, cross-cultural adjustment, and school adjustment questions was administered to 143 Chinese junior high and high school students in Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture. The study found the following. First, three factors were identified to  be  significant in the students‘ cross-cultural adjustment: Language and Acculturation, Academic Achievement, and Adjustment Stress. At the same time, in the area of their  school  adjustment, Self-efficacy, Academic Disengagement, and Alienation were found to be significant factors. Second, parental support appeared to have a strong influence on their children‘s cross-cultural adjustment and school adjustment. Third, the age of arrival and the length of residence had significant correlations with Language and Acculturation but had no significant correlations with Academic Achievement and Adjustment Stress. Finally, a causal model analysis showed that the patterns of the factors‘ mutual influences are generally in accordance with the authors‘ expectations and the most significant factor was Self-efficacy. The implications of these findings are discussed in relation to supporting Chinese students.

Keywords: Chinese students in Japan, cross-cultural adjustment, school adjustment, self- efficacy, parental support, educational support


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APA 6th edition
Li, Y.X., Sano, H. & Ahn, R. (2013). Cross-Cultural Adjustment of Chinese Students in Japan: School Adjustment and Educational Support . International Journal of Progressive Education, 9(3), 154-168.

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Li, Y., Sano, H. and Ahn, R. (2013). Cross-Cultural Adjustment of Chinese Students in Japan: School Adjustment and Educational Support . International Journal of Progressive Education, 9(3), pp. 154-168.

Chicago 16th edition
Li, Yuan Xiang, Hideki Sano and Ruth Ahn (2013). "Cross-Cultural Adjustment of Chinese Students in Japan: School Adjustment and Educational Support ". International Journal of Progressive Education 9 (3):154-168.

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