Goal Orientations and Cross-Cultural Adjustment: An Exploratory Study

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School Research Paper

International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Vol. 27, pp. 297-305, 2003

9 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2007

See all articles by Yaping Gong

Yaping Gong

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)

Abstract

This study provides the first empirical test of the impacts of goal orientations on cross-cultural adjustment. Eighty-five international students participated in the study. Factor analysis results demonstrated a two-factor structure of the goal orientation scale developed by Button, Mathiew, and Zajac (Organ. Behavior Human Decision Process. 67 (1996) 26). Hierarchical regression analysis results indicated that learning goal orientation had a positive impact on both academic and interaction adjustment, whereas performance goal orientation had a positive impact on academic adjustment.

Suggested Citation

Gong, Yaping, Goal Orientations and Cross-Cultural Adjustment: An Exploratory Study. Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School Research Paper; International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Vol. 27, pp. 297-305, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1004672

Yaping Gong (Contact Author)

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

Clearwater Bay
Kowloon, 999999
Hong Kong

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
83
Abstract Views
653
rank
319,521
PlumX Metrics