The Relationships of Cross-Cultural Adjustment With Dispositional Learning Orientation and Goal Setting: A Longitudinal Analysis

HKUST Business School Research Paper No. 07-14

Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 19-25, January 2007

8 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2007

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Yaping Gong

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)

Song Chang

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Gong, Yaping and Chang, Song, The Relationships of Cross-Cultural Adjustment With Dispositional Learning Orientation and Goal Setting: A Longitudinal Analysis. HKUST Business School Research Paper No. 07-14; Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 19-25, January 2007 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1001877

Yaping Gong (Contact Author)

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) ( email )

Clearwater Bay
Kowloon, 999999
Hong Kong

Song Chang

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) ( email )

Clearwater Bay
Kowloon
Kowloon, 999999
Hong Kong

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