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The influence of social network on perceived social support and acculturation among Chinese international students in Korea

Title
The influence of social network on perceived social support and acculturation among Chinese international students in Korea
Other Titles
중국 유학생의 감지된 사회적 지지와 문화 적응에 관한 연구
Authors
WANG, WEI YI
Issue Date
2014
Department/Major
대학원 사회학과
Publisher
이화여자대학교 대학원
Degree
Master
Advisors
김현수
Abstract
본 연구는 재한 중국인 유학생의 사회연결망을 감지된 사회적 지지 및 문화적응에 주는 영향에 관한 연구로 재한 중국인의 인구통계학적 속성 (나이, 성별, 체류기간, 전공, 한국어 능력), 현지의 사회연결망 실태가 한국에서 받는 지지와 문화적응에 어떤 영향을 주는지 밝히고자 하였다. 설문지를 이용하여 온라인과 오프라인 2가지 방법으로 서울에 위치한 중국인 유학생을 대상으로 실시하였다. 총 207 부의 유효 표본을 대상으로 SPSS을 이용해서 통계 분석을 하고 결과를 추출하였다. 결과는 나이가 어릴수록, 한국인과 상호작용 정도가 많을수록, 한국에 있는 강한 연결이 많을수록 감지된 사회적 지지를 더 잘 인식할 수 있었고, 한국어 능력이 뛰어날수록, 한국에 오기 전에 한국에 있는 친구를 많이 알수록 유학생의 심리적응에 더 좋은 영향을 줄 수 있다고 밝혀졌다. 그 중에 중국인과의 상호 작용을 유학생들의 감지된 사회적 지지나 심리적응에 영향을 주지 않았다. 이것은 중국인 유학생은 대부분 중국인들과만 상호 작용하는 것이 사실이지만 한국 사회 적응에 큰 도움이 되지 않는다는 것을 말한다. 주제어: 중국인 유학생, 사회연결망, 감지된 사회적 지지, 심리적 적응;With the increasing interests of Chinese international students study abroad, their acculturation overseas have become a highly interest in the disciplines like sociology, psychology, anthropology as well as mass media and communication. The current research tried to explore international students’ perceived instrumental social support and psychological acculturation under the influence of their local social network. This research used quantitative method through questionnaire research on a total number of 207 Chinese international students who study in universities located in Seoul currently. The analysis of the data was performed using IBM SPSS Statistics 18.0. Both correlation and multiple regressions were employed to prove the hypotheses. The results examined that students’ social network locally influenced greatly on their perceived instrumental social support and psychological acculturation. The younger, more interaction with locals and bigger off-line social network size in host country are more likely to get instrumental social support. While those who have higher level of language proficiency and knew friends in host country before arrival would have a better psychological acculturation. The study adds an example of international students’ social network literatures. The results provide some suggestions for Chinese international students in Korea to better adapt to the new environment. There is an urgent need to provide them more opportunities to connect with locals both in university and through social activities. Moreover, it is highly recommended that universities or language schools could build useful connections with students before their arrival, and Chinese students could also try to make friends no matter co-nationals or locals in local country through variable methods of SNSs. All in all, if students themselves do not attempt to figure out ways to integrate to the new culture, the social networks that they possessed would not benefit their sojourn acculturation, which, in return, will hinder their final purpose fulfilling in Korea.
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