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dc.contributor.advisorMoate, Josephine
dc.contributor.advisorKokkonen, Lotta
dc.contributor.authorKemppainen, Elise Yoong Tian
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-14T06:30:48Z
dc.date.available2019-06-14T06:30:48Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/64609
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the experiences and perspectives of postgraduate international students. Its key objective is to understand the lived experience and internal processes involved in adaptive change. It aims to examine different individual stories in order to map out the journey of intercultural adaptation. For the study of personal stories, the narrative approach is adopted. This study uses a data set from a case study on the study experiences of students from international Master’s Degree programmes at Jyväskylä University. Individual stories are collected and narratives co-constructed. The Dialogical Narrative Analysis (DNA) method is used to derive a typology of ideal types. The analysis process delves into the prior expectations, real-life experiences, reflections as well as the variety of emotions expressed. The findings point to a variety of adaptation challenges and psychological adaptive tools and strategies. In particular, experiences of difference and ambivalence were repeatedly described. The typology of seven ideal types derived illustrates The Adaptation Epic as follows: The Journey, Chaos and Order, The Hero, Transcendence, Alchemy, Meditation and Rebirth. To summarise, adaptive change involves a journey between order and chaos, in which the hero explores dichotomies and ambivalence and performs acts of transcendence, alchemy and meditation. The outward journey into the Other is in fact an inward journey into the self, which ultimately culminates in a rebirth. Lastly, this study affirms the potential of the narrative approach for intercultural research.en
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subject.otherintercultural adaptation
dc.subject.otherinternational students
dc.subject.otherdialogical narrative analysis
dc.titleThe journey of intercultural adaptation : experiences and perspectives of international students
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201906143196
dc.type.ontasotMaster’s thesisen
dc.type.ontasotPro gradu -tutkielmafi
dc.contributor.tiedekuntaKasvatustieteiden ja psykologian tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.tiedekuntaFaculty of Education and Psychologyen
dc.contributor.laitosKasvatustieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Educationen
dc.contributor.yliopistoJyväskylän yliopistofi
dc.contributor.yliopistoUniversity of Jyväskyläen
dc.contributor.oppiaineMaster's Degree Programme in Educationfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineMaster's Degree Programme in Educationen
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dc.rights.copyrightThis publication is copyrighted. You may download, display and print it for Your own personal use. Commercial use is prohibited.en
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dc.subject.ysosopeutuminen
dc.subject.ysoopiskelijat
dc.subject.ysokulttuurienvälisyys
dc.subject.ysokulttuurin muutos
dc.subject.ysokulttuurienvälinen vuorovaikutus
dc.subject.ysoadaptation (change)
dc.subject.ysostudents
dc.subject.ysointerculturalism
dc.subject.ysocultural change
dc.subject.ysointercultural interaction


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