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Re-entry Trauma: Asian Re-integration After Study in the West

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PRITCHARD, Rosalind (2011) Re-entry Trauma: Asian Re-integration After Study in the West. Journal of Studies in International Education, 15 (1). pp. 93-111. [Journal article]

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DOI: DOI: 10.1177/1028315310365541

Abstract

Many students who re-locate from host to home country are said to undergo aprocess of reverse culture shock akin to bereavement, involving stages of a grievingprocess. This has been likened to a ‘W-curve’ in which feelings fluctuate beforereaching a more balanced state. The present study examined the re-acculturation ofTaiwanese and Sri Lankan graduates after study in the West. It did not find evidenceof re-entry trauma in the psychological sense already established in the literature,but it did find socio-political issues that were associated with the tension betweenmodernism and traditionalism, or individualism and collectivism.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:re-acculturation, re-entry, modernism, traditionalism, individualism, collectivism, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, W-curve, U-curve
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
ID Code:17552
Deposited By:Professor Rosalind Pritchard
Deposited On:22 Mar 2011 07:43
Last Modified:20 Mar 2012 15:02

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