Cross Cultural Study About College Adjustment Study of China & Indonesian College Students: "How Coping Strategies Help Social Adjustment"

Rahaju, Soerjantini and English, Alexander and Gusniarti, Uly and Dewi, Anastasia and Jiang, Jin Xin and Verina, Anita and Wen, Xue Q (2013) Cross Cultural Study About College Adjustment Study of China & Indonesian College Students: "How Coping Strategies Help Social Adjustment". In: Proceedings Book of International Conference on Psychology in Health, Educational, Social, and Organization Settings (ICP-HESOS). Faculty of Psychology Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, pp. 409-413. ISBN 978-979-99555-7-9

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Many studies indicate that study in university bring a big experience for emerging adult, because of the transition. Many factors contributes to the qualityof adjustment, it could came from the internal and external. Abdullah, etl. (2010) found that coping strategies had significant and positive correlations with overall university adjustment. According to the preliminary survey, social adjustment usually became the most difficult one. So, the aim of this study is to investigate the correlation between coping strategies and students college adjusment (social adjustment) and the differences of cross cultural conditions between Indonesian and Chinese students This study is quantitative methods using two instruments, which are Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire (SACQ, Baker & Syrik, 1984,1989) and The Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WCQ)adapted from Folkman and Lazarus, 1988). Subjects in this study are 20 Indonesian students and 20 Chinese students. The study found only Engagement Coping Strategies have significant correlation with Social Adjustment. Problem Focused, Emotional Focused and Disengagement Coping Strategies have no significant correlation with Social Adjustment. Indonesian and Chinese students were different significantly in Problem and Emotional Focused Coping Strategy, and Engagement Coping Strategies. Some cultural differences in relationship and entry programme in each university assumed to play role in these differences

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Adjustment, College Students, Cross Cultural, Coping Strategies
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Eko Setiawan 194014
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2013 06:26
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2013 06:26

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