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Factors of Culture Adaptation and Adaptation States in a Multicultural Organization
Unformatted Document Text:  Cultural Adaptation Factors and States 21 to learn about the new culture. It is understandable that Korean managers who have had much training would want to make efforts to learn about the new culture. On the other hand, Mexican workers may be focusing their anticipation more on job success, which our items do not reflect. Preparation is highly correlated with the peak state for Koreans (. 47) while the variables are not significantly correlated for Mexicans. We feel that Korean managers are perhaps more conscious about their preparation because they went through education programs and are more aware that they were entering a different cultural environment when they came to Mexico. Most Mexicans work at the assembly line and the job does not require much preparation in terms of cultural adaptation. Therefore, no significance was recognized by them. Moreover, Koreans in this study are all managers and they are more aware of their job as dealing with people and therefore, may be more conscious about the people’s cultural background. In contrast, Mexicans in the study are mostly workers who need to focus mostly on the production line and consequently, may not be as conscious about being in a different culture at Samsung-Tijuana Park. Both groups show no significant correlation between preparation and the valley state but the score for Koreans is negative (-.06) showing a tendency for negative correlation. The score for Mexicans is positive (.04). Koreans show a slightly positive correlation between preparation and the smooth state (.31) while Mexicans show a very low score of no significance (.05). By looking at the correlation of preparation and the adaptation states, we recognize that the Koreans tend to be more aware of the process, and rightly so because they are truly in a different

Authors: Zhong, Mei. and Lee, Suman.
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to learn about the new culture. It is understandable that Korean managers who have had
much training would want to make efforts to learn about the new culture. On the other
hand, Mexican workers may be focusing their anticipation more on job success, which
our items do not reflect.
Preparation is highly correlated with the peak state for Koreans (. 47) while the
variables are not significantly correlated for Mexicans. We feel that Korean managers are
perhaps more conscious about their preparation because they went through education
programs and are more aware that they were entering a different cultural environment
when they came to Mexico. Most Mexicans work at the assembly line and the job does
not require much preparation in terms of cultural adaptation. Therefore, no significance
was recognized by them. Moreover, Koreans in this study are all managers and they are
more aware of their job as dealing with people and therefore, may be more conscious
about the people’s cultural background. In contrast, Mexicans in the study are mostly
workers who need to focus mostly on the production line and consequently, may not be
as conscious about being in a different culture at Samsung-Tijuana Park.
Both groups show no significant correlation between preparation and the valley
state but the score for Koreans is negative (-.06) showing a tendency for negative
correlation. The score for Mexicans is positive (.04).
Koreans show a slightly positive correlation between preparation and the smooth
state (.31) while Mexicans show a very low score of no significance (.05). By looking at
the correlation of preparation and the adaptation states, we recognize that the Koreans
tend to be more aware of the process, and rightly so because they are truly in a different


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