Advisor

Devorah A. Lieberman

Date of Award

1990

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Speech Communication

Department

Speech Communication

Physical Description

1 online resource (136 p.)

Subjects

Japanese students -- Education (Higher) -- United States, Intercultural communication -- United States, Stress management

DOI

10.15760/etd.5956

Abstract

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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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/23411

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