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Economic Review, Vol.65 No.5 October 2014. -

This study attempts to distinguish psychological and sociocultural

forms of adjustment during the process of cross-cultural transitions. It will

show how culture shock is influenced by personality of Croatian expatriates,

what the influential factors are and how is going socio- and psychocultural

adjustment on the new culture. Results from empirical data indicate

that there are clear differences between some of demographic factors and

cross-cultural adaptation. Gender shows signifi cant difference in a relation

to critical thinking which is a part of psychological adjustment. Education

level shows differences among socio-cultural adaptation overall score, behavioral

adaptation, openness and critical thinking. Monthly income has an

impact on flexibility. Length of stay shows differences in a relation to emotional

regulation and critical thinking. On the other hand cognitive adaptation

correlates with critical thinking.

Cultural adaptation; socio-cultural adaptation; psychological adjustment; Croatian expatriates



Author: Najla Podrug - Mate Krišto - Matea Kovač -

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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