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Beyond cultural boundary: An empirical study of the third culture theory
Unformatted Document Text:  Third Culture Theory 13 communicate with spouse (partner), (6) age, (7) marital status, and (8) number of years of marriage. Findings This study used SPSS 10.0 software to analyze the data. Among 215 respondents, 73 percent were female and 27 percent were male. Respondents from 42 countries participated in this study. The U.S. nationals were 30 percent; Germany, nine percent; Canada and England, five to six percent each; and Italy, four percent. More than half of the respondents (55 percent) live in their home country, 33 percent in their spouse’s country, and 12 percent in a third country. Ninety percent of respondents have significant language difference with their spouse (partner). Thirty-seven percent of respondents use their native language as the main language to communicate with their spouse (partner), 27 percent use their spouse’s language, and 27 percent use a third language. Eighty-two percent were married (See Table 1). (INSERT TABLE 1 HERE) Table 2 shows univariate statistics of the third culture, culture shock, and other demographic variables (age and years of marriage). (INSERT TABLE 2 HERE)

Authors: Lee, Suman.
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Third Culture Theory
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communicate with spouse (partner), (6) age, (7) marital status, and (8) number of years of
marriage.
Findings
This study used SPSS 10.0 software to analyze the data. Among 215 respondents,
73 percent were female and 27 percent were male. Respondents from 42 countries
participated in this study. The U.S. nationals were 30 percent; Germany, nine percent;
Canada and England, five to six percent each; and Italy, four percent. More than half of
the respondents (55 percent) live in their home country, 33 percent in their spouse’s
country, and 12 percent in a third country. Ninety percent of respondents have significant
language difference with their spouse (partner). Thirty-seven percent of respondents use
their native language as the main language to communicate with their spouse (partner),
27 percent use their spouse’s language, and 27 percent use a third language. Eighty-two
percent were married (See Table 1).
(INSERT TABLE 1 HERE)
Table 2 shows univariate statistics of the third culture, culture shock, and other
demographic variables (age and years of marriage).
(INSERT TABLE 2 HERE)


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