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Master of Arts (M.A.) in Speech Communication
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Acculturation, Students, Foreign -- United States -- Attitudes
The acculturative process is a continuing process beginning at the moment of contact between peoples of different cultures. This process subsumes the acquisition of new traits from concrete elements to behavioral patterns to abstractions, a growth in perception, and socialization into the host culture. The process is affected by other variables such as personality structure and national origin. Thus far, it has been difficult to find empirical studies which reveal how a person perceives and feels as he moves through these processes.
Metzger, Janet, "Toward a Phenomenology of Acculturation : An Investigation of Foreign Students' Perception of Competency Along Phenomenological Dimensions of Acculturation by Means of Guttman's Scalogram Analysis" (1977). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2599.