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Factors of Culture Adaptation and Adaptation States in a Multicultural Organization
Unformatted Document Text:  Cultural Adaptation Factors and States 29 Table 1. Means and standard deviations for communication, expectation, preparation, time with different culture, anticipation stage, peak stage, smooth stage and valley stage for Koreans. Variables Mean Std. Deviation N Preparation** 3.15 1.04 59 Know about history of Mexico.* 2.80 1.16 59 Learn Spanish.* 3.48 1.61 60 Understand about Mexican culture.* 3.18 1.03 60 Expectation** 4.14 .54 60 Want success at work.* 4.58 .56 60 Want to make friends with Mexicans.* 4.08 .83 60 Want to learn Mexican culture.* 3.77 .93 60 Communication** 3.33 .96 60 Capable in communicating with Mexicans.* 3.20 1.22 60 Easy to approach to Mexicans.* 3.50 1.10 60 Talk about a various topics with Mexicans.* 3.28 1.34 60 Time *** 3.59 4.70 49 Anticipation State** 3.20 .82 60 Fascinated by Mexican culture.* 2.92 1.01 60 Seek information about Mexico.* 3.08 1.17 60 Try new things in Mexican culture.* 3.60 1.03 60 Peak State** 2.92 .72 60 Everything seems great.* 2.85 .86 60 People are wonderful.* 2.63 .86 60 No problem working with Mexicans.* 3.28 1.18 60 Valley State** 2.98 .87 60 Things are not what they seem to be.* 3.25 1.04 60 Frustrated here at Samsung.* 2.72 1.06 60 Feel in a bad situation.* 2.98 1.19 60 Smooth State** 2.97 .82 59 Feel at ease working here.* 3.61 1.06 60 Have adjusted to Samsung.* 3.58 .89 60 Feel content about job and life.* 4.39 .71 59 * Responses were coded: 5=strongly agree, 4=agree, 3=neutral, 3=disagree, 1=strongly disagree. ** Values were calculated by average of sub-items. ***Number of years, ranging from 0.16 to 27.

Authors: Zhong, Mei. and Lee, Suman.
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Cultural Adaptation Factors and States
29
Table 1. Means and standard deviations for communication, expectation, preparation,
time with different culture, anticipation stage, peak stage, smooth stage and valley stage
for Koreans.
Variables
Mean
Std. Deviation
N

Preparation**
3.15
1.04
59
Know about history of Mexico.*
2.80
1.16
59
Learn Spanish.*
3.48
1.61
60
Understand about Mexican culture.*
3.18
1.03
60

Expectation**
4.14
.54
60
Want success at work.*
4.58
.56
60
Want to make friends with Mexicans.*
4.08
.83
60
Want to learn Mexican culture.*
3.77
.93
60

Communication**
3.33
.96
60
Capable in communicating with Mexicans.*
3.20
1.22
60
Easy to approach to Mexicans.*
3.50
1.10
60
Talk about a various topics with Mexicans.*
3.28
1.34
60

Time
***
3.59
4.70
49

Anticipation State**
3.20
.82
60
Fascinated by Mexican culture.*
2.92
1.01
60
Seek information about Mexico.*
3.08
1.17
60
Try new things in Mexican culture.*
3.60
1.03
60

Peak State**
2.92
.72
60
Everything seems great.*
2.85
.86
60
People are wonderful.*
2.63
.86
60
No problem working with Mexicans.*
3.28
1.18
60

Valley State**
2.98
.87
60
Things are not what they seem to be.*
3.25
1.04
60
Frustrated here at Samsung.*
2.72
1.06
60
Feel in a bad situation.*
2.98
1.19
60

Smooth
State**
2.97
.82
59
Feel at ease working here.*
3.61
1.06
60
Have adjusted to Samsung.*
3.58
.89
60
Feel content about job and life.*
4.39
.71
59
* Responses were coded: 5=strongly agree, 4=agree, 3=neutral, 3=disagree, 1=strongly disagree.
** Values were calculated by average of sub-items.
***Number of years, ranging from 0.16 to 27.


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