Department of Communication Studies
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.
cross-cultural adaptation, host environment, host communication competence, host communication satisfaction, Hong Kong ethnic minority
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Chen, L., & Feng, G. (2015). Host environment, host communication, and satisfaction with life: A study of Hong Kong ethnic minority members. Communication Research, (). https://doi.org/10.1177/0093650215570655