Intercultural Sensitivity and Cross-cultural Adjustment among Malaysian Students Abroad

Authors

  • A.S. Awang-Rozaimie Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak Malaysia
  • A.T. Amelia Academy of Language Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak Malaysia
  • J. Aiza Academy of Language Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak Malaysia
  • S. Siti-Huzaimah Academy of Language Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak Malaysia
  • S. Adib Faculty of Computer Science & Mathematics, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak Malaysia

Abstract

Effective socio-cultural integration has formed Malaysia into a nation with harmonious ethnic diversification and living. Cultural understanding is a foundation to sustain a respectful interethnic relationship among multi-ethnic populations in this country. However, Malaysian may experience cross-cultural difficulties when facing a monoculture or unusual cultural environment overseas. Thus, main purpose of the present study is to examine the extent of intercultural sensitivity support the effectiveness of cross-cultural adjustments among Malaysian students while studying and living abroad. Key finding found in the present study shows the magnitude of intercultural sensitivity is moderately facilitate cross-cultural adjustment among Malaysian students abroad. The implications towards the effectiveness of intercultural relations are also highlighted and discussed.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2013.v3n7p693

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Published

2013-09-30

How to Cite

Awang-Rozaimie, A., Amelia, A., Aiza, J., Siti-Huzaimah, S., & Adib, S. (2013). Intercultural Sensitivity and Cross-cultural Adjustment among Malaysian Students Abroad. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 3(7), 693. Retrieved from https://www.richtmann.org/journal/index.php/jesr/article/view/1025