Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Communication Studies

Abstract

This study, with two parts, investigated host environment and host communication factors in Hong Kong ethnic minority members’ cross-cultural adaptation. Study I examined host receptivity, host conformity pressure, host communication competence (HCC), and host communication satisfaction as predictors of satisfaction with life selfreported by Hong Kongers of south-/south-east Asian origin (n = 195). Results showed that host receptivity and host communication satisfaction contributed significantly to satisfaction with life. Study II was a partial replication of Study I with a broader sample (n = 140). Hierarchical multiple regressions replicated the earlier findings that host receptivity did and host conformity pressure did not predict satisfaction with life in the same direction. MANOVA of high and low HCC groups yielded significant main effects on host receptivity, host conformity pressure, host communication satisfaction, and life satisfaction. Implications of the findings are discussed.

Publication Year

2015

Journal Title

Communication Research

Publisher

SAGE Publications

First Page (page number)

1

Last Page (page number)

25

Referreed

1

DOI

10.1177/0093650215570655

ISSN (print)

0093-6502

Link to Publisher’s Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0093650215570655

Keywords

cross-cultural adaptation, host environment, host communication competence, host communication satisfaction, Hong Kong ethnic minority

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Communication Commons

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