Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Devorah A. Lieberman
Term of Graduation
Date of Publication
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Speech Communication
Japanese students -- Education (Higher) -- United States, Intercultural communication -- United States, Stress management
1 online resource (4, ix, 122 pages)
The significant increase of Japanese students studying in the United States suggests an increase in interactions with Americans. However, it does not mean that Japanese are aware of intercultural communication. They may experience stress in their interactions and their acculturative process because of cultural differences. They also may try to cope with the stress in their own way. Their stress and coping strategies may affect their academic performance, which is the most important aspect in their student life.
The purpose of this study is to examine whether there is any relationship among communication stressors, coping strategies, perceived academic self-efficacy, self-statement of grade point average (GPA), and biodemographic variables. The questionnaire was handed to 100 Japanese university students studying in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington.
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Kurogi, Atsuko, "Communication Stress and Coping Strategies Among Japanese University Students in the United States" (1990). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4072.