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Factors of Culture Adaptation and Adaptation States in a Multicultural Organization
Unformatted Document Text:  Cultural Adaptation Factors and States 23 sense that they report higher scores than Koreans, and consequently higher level of correlations. For both cultures, communication skills are highly correlated with the anticipation state (.51 for Koreans and .29 for Mexicans). While both recognized the importance of communication abilities, it is possible that the nature of the managers job calls for more awareness and skills in communication than workers. Possibly for the above reason, Koreans reported a stronger correlation between communication and the peak stage (.56) while Mexicans reported a moderate correlation between the two variables (.22). While both groups reported negative scores for correlation between communication and the valley state, Mexicans’ score (-.17) shows significance while Koreans’ (-.05) shows no significance. This result suggests that Mexicans are more aware of the negative results of bad communication abilities. It makes sense since they are in the position of being evaluated by Koreans managers. The positive awareness of communication is demonstrated by the moderately positive correlation between communication and the smooth stage of Koreans (.38). Mexicans show no significance for this correlation. We use the same argument that Koreans are more aware of their adaptation stages and recognize the smooth stage more while Mexicans are likely to take it for granted because they feel at home in general. Finally, a surprising finding in this particular study is that the time a person is exposed to a second culture and its correlation with the adaptation states. It is quite intriguing that no significance emerged with any state for either culture. What is more, with two exceptions with Koreans, time tends to be overwhelmingly negative correlated

Authors: Zhong, Mei. and Lee, Suman.
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Cultural Adaptation Factors and States
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sense that they report higher scores than Koreans, and consequently higher level of
correlations.
For both cultures, communication skills are highly correlated with the anticipation
state (.51 for Koreans and .29 for Mexicans). While both recognized the importance of
communication abilities, it is possible that the nature of the managers job calls for more
awareness and skills in communication than workers.
Possibly for the above reason, Koreans reported a stronger correlation between
communication and the peak stage (.56) while Mexicans reported a moderate correlation
between the two variables (.22).
While both groups reported negative scores for correlation between
communication and the valley state, Mexicans’ score (-.17) shows significance while
Koreans’ (-.05) shows no significance. This result suggests that Mexicans are more aware
of the negative results of bad communication abilities. It makes sense since they are in
the position of being evaluated by Koreans managers.
The positive awareness of communication is demonstrated by the moderately
positive correlation between communication and the smooth stage of Koreans (.38).
Mexicans show no significance for this correlation. We use the same argument that
Koreans are more aware of their adaptation stages and recognize the smooth stage more
while Mexicans are likely to take it for granted because they feel at home in general.
Finally, a surprising finding in this particular study is that the time a person is
exposed to a second culture and its correlation with the adaptation states. It is quite
intriguing that no significance emerged with any state for either culture. What is more,
with two exceptions with Koreans, time tends to be overwhelmingly negative correlated


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