Measurement of International Students’ Acculturation in High School Field

Education Quarterly Reviews

ISSN 2621-5799

Published: 03 January 2019

Measurement of International Students’ Acculturation in High School Field

Xuan Zhao

Shanghai Open University, Shanghai, China

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10.31014/aior.1993.02.01.34

Abstract

This article selected 7 high schools from 5 districts of Shanghai, asked 165 participates of international students who studied in local class to fill in cross-cultural adaptation scale for international students in local high school (CCAS-ISLHS). This scale refers to cross-cultural adaptation scales and acculturation inventories of Cross-cultural Adjustment Scale (CCAS), Acculturation Attitude Scale (AAS), Sociocultural Adaptation Scale (SCAS), Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans (ARSMA), and Suinn-Lew Asian Self-Identity Acculturation Scale (SL-ASIA). CCAS-ISLHS contains 30 items as: academic adaption (item=8), campus adaptation (item=9), language preference (item=6), self-adjustment (item=7), thus forming the 4 dimensions of the whole test. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was conducted by using Amos 17.0 to test the relationships among variables. The specified model had certain goodness of fit (λ2 (4) = 114.209, p< 0.05, GFI = 0.78, RMSEA = 0.301, SRMR =0.194). The correlations of variables can be analysed through daily practice and accumulated experience in the school field.

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