Cross-cultural Adaption Research

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Dear Friends,


    Thanks a lot for your participation in our research on acculturation, psychological and sociocultural adaption. All your information will be kept confidential and just used for the research itself. Please be open and honest in your responding. Your help means a lot to me, Sincerely Thanks very much.


Amiya.Guo(Amiya.guo@gmail.com)

Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou

Personal Information
1.Gender:*
2.Home country:*
3.Age:*
4.Current level of Education:*
5. How long have you been in China:years months*
6. Before coming to China:*
7. Before coming to China, I know about China culture:*
8. Your marital status:*
Part 1.  In this section, you are asked to consider for several items, each item has two statements about the degree to which your current experiences and behaviors are similar to people from China or from your home country. For each statement, please indicate the degree of your agreement using a 5-point scale.

                         1=strongly disagree;     2=disagree;    3=Neutral;    4=Agree;      5=Strongly agree
1.Clothing style*
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● I maintain my clothing style of my own culture.
● My clothing style is somewhat like Chinese.
2.Pace of life*
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● I maintain a pace of life which is similar to peers in my own country.
● My pace of life is similar to my Chinese peers.
3.Food*
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● I maintain an eating style of my own culture.
● My eating style is similar to Chinese.
4.Religious beliefs (if you have any)*
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My religious belief is similar to people from my own culture.
My religious belief is similar to most of my Chinese peers
5.Material comfort (standard of living)*
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● My standard of living is similar to people from my country.
● My standard of living is similar to most Chinese.
6.Recreational activities (go to party/bar, ktv… )*
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● I maintain recreational activities of my own culture.
● My recreational activities are somewhat similar to people in China
7.Accommodation/residence(e.g., Apartment complex)*
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● I live in a community where there are a lot of people of my own cultural background.
● I live in a community where residents are mainly Chinese.
8.Values*
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● I maintain values of my own culture.
● My values are somewhat similar to most of Chinese.
9.Communication styles*
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● My communication style is similar to people from my own culture.
● My communication style is similar to Chinese style (e.g., more indirect).
10. Cultural activities*
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● I like to attend cultural activities held by my cultural group.
● I like to attend cultural activities held by Chinese or international groups.
11.Language*
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● I spend a lot of time using my own language.
● I make efforts to increase my opportunities to use Chinese language.
12.Social customs*
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● I maintain social customs of my own culture.
● I used to social customs in China.
13. Friendships*
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● I maintain a good friendship network with people from my own culture.
● I have many Chinese friends.
Part 2:  Please indicate how much difficulty you experienced in China in each of these areas by using the following 1 to 5 scale: (Please make check mark  in appropriate column.)


                      1-------------------------2-----------------------3------------------------4----------------------5
         Extreme easy------------very easy -----------cannot say---------great difficulty---- extreme difficulty*
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1.Making friends with Chinese.
2.Finding food that you enjoy.
3.Following rules and regulations in Chinese society.
4.Dealing with people in authority.
5.Using the transport system.
6.Dealing with bureaucracy.
7.Understanding the local value system.
8.Making myself understood.
9.Seeing things from the local’s point of view.
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10.Going shopping.
11.Understanding Chinese jokes and humor.
12.Adapting to local accommodation.
13.Going to social gatherings of different cultures.
14.Communicating with people of a different country.
15.Understanding ethnic or cultural differences.
16.Engaging in religion practice in your usual way.
17.Finding your way around.
18.Understanding the local political system.
19.Talking about myself with others.
20.Dealing with the climate.
21.Understand the Chinese world view.
22.Getting adapted to the pace of life.
Part 3:  Below are some statements describing your social network and personal social capital while you’re in China. (Please make check mark in appropriate column).


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       Strongly disagree------Disagree------------Undecided----------------Agree----------------Strongly agree*
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1. I often interact with Chinese people.
2. I often interact with people from other country backgrounds.
3. I often hang out with my country fellows.
4. There are several people in China I trust to solve my problems.
5. If I need an emergency loan of 500RMB,I know someone in China I can turn to.
6. There is someone in China I can turn to for advice about making very important decisions.
7. The people I interact with in China would be good job references for me.
8. I do not know people in China well enough to get them to do anything important.
9. Interacting with people in China makes me want to try new things.
10. Interacting with people in China makes me feel like part of a larger community.
11. I am willing to spend time to support general community activities here.
12. In China I come into contact with new people all the time.
13. Interacting with people in China reminds me that everyone in the world is connected.
14. How many relatives do you have in China?*
15. How many friends do you have from your home country in China?*
16. How many friends do you have from other different countries in China?*
17. How many Chinese friends do you have here?*
Part 4:  Based on your personal experiences, please indicate the degree to which you perceived your home country as different from or similar to Chinese culture. Use the following 1 to 5 scale: (Please make check mark in appropriate column.) 


                     1-------------------------2-------------------------3-----------------4--------------------------5
      Extreme similar-----------very similar---------cannot say-----great difference-----extreme difference
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1.Climate conditions (such as the temperature and the rainfall)
2.Physical environment (such as the neighborhood, the density of population)
3.Transportation tool
4.Food (the cooking and eating style)
5.Clothes (the dressing style)
6.The types of leisure activities
7.Pace of life
8.Material comfort(standard of living)
9.Language (the languages used in your country and in China)
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10.Communication style (such as directness or indirectness)
11.Education style (such as class interaction, teacher’s expectation)
12.Level of literacy and education for most people
13.Religion(the dominant religion in your own country and in China)
14.Family structure (such as the general size of family, generations living together)
15.The values of family
16.Cultural values and traditions
Part 5:  The statements on this scale describe your feelings since you came to China. For each statement, please indicate the degree of your agreement using a 5-point scale.

                               1----------------------2---------------------3--------------------4-------------------------5
                Strongly disagree--------Disagree--------Undecided-----------Agree----------Strongly agree*
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1.I feel I am able to do my school work as well as most other international students.
2. I take a positive attitude toward myself after I came to China.
3. Overall, I am satisfied with myself and my life in China.
4. I often feel upset since I came to China.
5. I feel more discouraged about my future than I used to be since I came to China.
6. I often feel like that I am a failure since I came to China.
7. I am not as confident as I used to since I came to China.
8. I feel sad more than I used to since I came to China.
9. I don't consider myself as worthwhile and useful as I used to since I came to China.
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10. While working I can't concentrate as well as usual since I came to China.
11. I often can't sleep well after I came to China.
12. I am more irritable than usual.
13. Sometimes I feel I am treated differently in an uncomfortable way because I am a foreign student.
14. I feel homesick quite often.
15. I miss the people and my country.
16. I feel uncomfortable to adjust myself to Chinese cultural environment.
17. I often feel lonely and isolated since I came to China.
18. I do not have a sense of belonging here.
19. I feel more anxious than I used to since I came to China.
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20. In most ways my life in China is close to my ideal.
21. The conditions of my life in China are excellent.
22. So far I have gotten the important things I want in China.
23. If I could live my life over, I would change almost nothing.
24. I’m good at coping with academic work.
25. My work always can achieve expected goals.
26. I am satisfied with my overall learning performance.
27. How would you rate your overall Chinese proficiency (for communicating with Chinese)?*
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