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Factors of Culture Adaptation and Adaptation States in a Multicultural Organization
Unformatted Document Text:  Cultural Adaptation Factors and States 9 H 9: The level of communication skills is positively correlated with one’s anticipation state. H 10: The level of communication skills is positively correlated with one’s peak state. H 11: The level of communication skills is negatively correlated with one’s valley state. H 12: The level of communication skills is positively correlated with one’s smooth state. H 13: The time that one is in contact with a second culture is positively correlated with his/her experience of the peak state. H 14: The time that one is in contact with a second culture is negatively correlated with his/her experience of the valley state. H 15: The time that one is in contact with a second culture is positively correlated with his/her experience of the smooth state. With the Pearson’s Correlation test, we hoped to detect these possible correlations. In addition, we have run a T-Test to examine differences between the two groups of participants: Korean managers and Mexican workers. Method Sampling The setting for data gathering was Samsung Tijuana Park in Tijuana, Mexico. Samsung Tijuana Park is a “maquiladora” complex consisting of the manufacturing plants of three companies—SAMEX, SEMSA, and SDIM. The organizational structure is

Authors: Zhong, Mei. and Lee, Suman.
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Cultural Adaptation Factors and States
9
H 9: The level of communication skills is positively correlated with one’s
anticipation state.
H 10: The level of communication skills is positively correlated with one’s
peak state.
H 11: The level of communication skills is negatively correlated with one’s
valley state.
H 12: The level of communication skills is positively correlated with one’s
smooth state.
H 13: The time that one is in contact with a second culture is positively correlated
with his/her experience of the peak state.
H 14: The time that one is in contact with a second culture is negatively correlated
with his/her experience of the valley state.
H 15: The time that one is in contact with a second culture is positively correlated
with his/her experience of the smooth state.
With the Pearson’s Correlation test, we hoped to detect these possible
correlations. In addition, we have run a T-Test to examine differences between the two
groups of participants: Korean managers and Mexican workers.
Method
Sampling
The setting for data gathering was Samsung Tijuana Park in Tijuana, Mexico.
Samsung Tijuana Park is a “maquiladora” complex consisting of the manufacturing
plants of three companies—SAMEX, SEMSA, and SDIM. The organizational structure is


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