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Factors of Culture Adaptation and Adaptation States in a Multicultural Organization
Unformatted Document Text:  Cultural Adaptation Factors and States 30 Table 2. Means and standard deviations for communication, expectation, preparation, time with different culture, anticipation stage, peak stage, smooth stage and valley stage for Mexicans. Variables Mean Std. Deviation N Preparation** 1.65 .79 187 Know about history of Korea.* 1.87 1.22 190 Learn Korean.* 1.32 .78 194 Understand about Korean culture.* 1.82 1.04 191 Expectation** 4.45 .62 190 Want success at work.* 4.89 .44 193 Want to make friends with Koreans.* 4.25 .94 193 Want to learn Mexican culture.* 4.16 1.04 194 Communication** 2.55 1.08 189 Capable in communicating with Koreans.* 2.43 1.31 194 Easy to approach to Koreans.* 2.83 1.47 191 Talk about a various topics with Koreans.* 2.40 1.37 192 Time *** 2.49 2.36 170 Anticipation State** 2.93 .95 192 Fascinated by Korean culture.* 2.71 1.22 194 Seek information about Korea.* 2.50 1.36 193 Try new things in Korean culture.* 3.58 1.30 195 Peak State** 3.75 .86 190 Everything seems great.* 3.69 1.17 191 People are wonderful.* 3.27 1.16 194 No problem working with Koreans.* 4.30 1.10 194 Valley State** 2.31 1.10 188 Things are not what they seem to be.* 2.22 1.36 193 Frustrated here at Samsung.* 2.20 1.37 192 Feel in a bad situation.* 2.50 1.48 193 Smooth State** 4.02 .89 192 Feel at ease working here.* 4.08 1.17 193 Have adjusted to Samsung.* 3.66 1.27 194 Feel content about job and life.* 4.27 1.09 195 * 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 0.00 to 11.50.

Authors: Zhong, Mei. and Lee, Suman.
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Cultural Adaptation Factors and States
30
Table 2. Means and standard deviations for communication, expectation, preparation,
time with different culture, anticipation stage, peak stage, smooth stage and valley stage
for Mexicans.
Variables
Mean
Std. Deviation
N

Preparation**
1.65
.79
187
Know about history of Korea.*
1.87
1.22
190
Learn Korean.*
1.32
.78
194
Understand about Korean culture.*
1.82
1.04
191

Expectation**
4.45
.62
190
Want success at work.*
4.89
.44
193
Want to make friends with Koreans.*
4.25
.94
193
Want to learn Mexican culture.*
4.16
1.04
194

Communication**
2.55
1.08
189
Capable in communicating with Koreans.*
2.43
1.31
194
Easy to approach to Koreans.*
2.83
1.47
191
Talk about a various topics with Koreans.*
2.40
1.37
192

Time
***
2.49
2.36
170

Anticipation State**
2.93
.95
192
Fascinated by Korean culture.*
2.71
1.22
194
Seek information about Korea.*
2.50
1.36
193
Try new things in Korean culture.*
3.58
1.30
195

Peak State**
3.75
.86
190
Everything seems great.*
3.69
1.17
191
People are wonderful.*
3.27
1.16
194
No problem working with Koreans.*
4.30
1.10
194

Valley
State**
2.31
1.10
188
Things are not what they seem to be.*
2.22
1.36
193
Frustrated here at Samsung.*
2.20
1.37
192
Feel in a bad situation.*
2.50
1.48
193

Smooth
State**
4.02
.89
192
Feel at ease working here.*
4.08
1.17
193
Have adjusted to Samsung.*
3.66
1.27
194
Feel content about job and life.*
4.27
1.09
195
* 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 0.00 to 11.50.


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