Their work indicates that "sojourners consistently reported that expectations were met or positively violated" Martin et al, Other examples of the most upwardly mobile immigrants being those that reported the highest stress levels are somewhat consistent with the observations of Jin K. Since intercultural communication Identity and intercultural communication can be interethnic also, the application of intercultural identity to interethnic episodes is quite easy.
No significant contribution to adaptation was found for social decentering, so the concept of social decentering resulting in higher stress resulting in more complete acculturation is not supported by Redmond and Bunyi's work. The ability, including language and opportunity, to access interpersonal communication and mass media channels, combined with the motivation to do so, results in acculturation into the new culture and the development of an intercultural identity.
In yet another viewpoint, Shuter argues in that "multiculturalism may be at odds with third-culture building" since "third culture is a product of synthesis and accommodation--an etic process because it values commonality over difference and seeks to create a new culture to accommodate differences.
This overview of acculturation and intercultural identity presents the most current research in the area with suggestions for future investigations. Strangers need to manage their uncertainty as well as their anxiety in order to be able to communicate effectively with hosts and then to try to develop accurate predictions and explanations for hosts' behaviors.
It provides the fundamental means by which individuals develop insights into their new environment" Kim, Communication apprehension and second language acquisition among Vietnamese and Mexican immigrants: Moreover, nowadays the individual less and less linked to the context of his birth and has a large selection of self-determination.
An area for additional research remains. Additional opportunities made available through work, school, or social groups result in additional communication events. Kim argues that in longer stays immigrants for instance initial high stress levels result in more complete acculturation, an earlier adoption of an intercultural identity, and lower stress levels eventually.
The society matures by taking on an intercultural identity of its own, compared to how it was before the interaction with the immigrant, sojourner, or international business agent. An integration of Eastern and Western perspectives. Wilson also found more evidence of interpersonal communication in problem reentrys, indicating the use of interpersonal communication to "work through" the culture shock of reentry.
But many are forced to leave their culture and take up residence in a new land within a new culture.
Assimilationdevianceand alienation states Assimilation and adaption are not permanent outcomes of the adaption process; rather, they are temporary outcomes of the communication process between hosts and immigrants.
Not by chance, we are witnessing an aggressive self-organization on the part of groups such as the elderly people, those who are suffering from physical disabilities, homosexuals, war veterans, all of them feel that mass society treats them unfairly.
This approach has not always been successful. This adaptation process not only makes the individual more effective in the new culture, but also brings aspects of the old culture into the new, changing it as well.
An approach to intercultural communication 2nd ed. Rogers and Ward found that when expectations were not met, sojourner psychological anxiety was more likely.
The world becomes more diverse and at the same time becomes more understanding. Mass media usage was more related to language competence, acculturation motivation and channel accessibility than interpersonal communication was, but interpersonal communication was directly correlated to increases in the three variables.
Hajda, a representative theorist and researcher of social alienation says: The role of communication. Acculturation and Intercultural Identity in the Post-Modern World Robert Wichert The multicultural world is enhanced by the experiences of sojourners, merchants, immigrants, and others that successfully transition from one culture to another.
The need in cultural identity exists because each person needs a certain order in the everyday life and the one can get it in the community of other people.
Some may require more changes to achieve their goals. Colonial policies regarding religion conversion, the removal of children, the division of community property, and the shifting of gender roles primarily impacted North and South America, Australia, Africa, and Asia. Resolution of international conflict: Those students that are more likely to identify with others, exhibiting a strong social decentering nature, were most likely to report the highest levels of stress from their intercultural experience.
This assumes that any sojourner, immigrant, tourist or business agent will act somewhat differently in a new culture. An integration of Eastern and Western perspectives.
Witte makes the point that "Gudykunst and Hammer a point out that 'sojourners, immigrants, tourists, and other travelers are strangers when they enter a host culture for the first time. Casmir adds credibility to his argument in favor of third culture building by pointing out that even in many supposedly homogenous cultures, much diversity exists.
Current research pp This study contradicts many of the studies discussed earlier, but the most important thing to consider is the emphasis on perceived fulfillment and overall evaluation of the experience.
Multiculturalism is emic in nature because it requires the unaltered preservation of each culture and its values, worldviews, and communication patterns. It is a new relationship, complete with the initial anxieties and drive for uncertainty reduction that accompanies all new communication relationships.
Casmir rejects the domination model and characterizes the third culture building process as the natural outgrowth of non-threatening cooperation.
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