The Relationships of Cross-Cultural Adjustment With Dispositional Learning Orientation and Goal Setting: A Longitudinal Analysis
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 19-25, January 2007
8 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2007
In this article, the authors posit that dispositional learning orientation and self-set goal level are two critical motivational antecedents to cross-cultural adjustment. They collected longitudinal field data from 117 sojourning international undergraduate students. Regression results indicate that self-set academic and social-interaction goal levels are positively related to academic and social adjustment, respectively. A dispositional learning orientation is positively related to academic and social adjustment but the relationship is mediated by the self-set goal level. They discuss contributions to and implications for cross-cultural adjustment research.
Keywords: goal orientation, goal setting, cross-cultural adjustment
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