A Qualitative Exploration of Intercultural Contact between Domestic and International Undergraduate Students
To assess the influence of quality of contact on attitudes towards intercultural communication while quantity remained constant, 21 domestic-international undergraduate student pairs engaged in four 30-minute semi-structured interaction tasks over the course of a semester. Following each interaction, the 42 participants wrote reflections. Using content analysis, these reflections were coded for major themes. Predominant themes common to both domestic and international students include: Thought-provoking, Learning, and Connection. The least predominant themes common to both domestic and international students include: Stereotype-confirm, No Personal Change, Own-reject, and Awkward. Examination of the most and least predominant themes indicate support for the contact hypothesis.
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research
Jacobi, L. (2021). A qualitative exploration of intercultural contact between domestic and international undergraduate students. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 50(1), 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/17475759.2021.1893793
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