A Proposal of Measurement Levels of Acculturation among International Students in Japan

  • Hyunjoo Judy Oh
  • Katsuhiko Ogawa
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 435)


The term acculturation refers to the result of the processes of adopting the cultural traits or social patterns of another group. Although not all groups undergo acculturation in the same method, the underlying hypothesis is that there will be two main components to how acculturation takes places. It is projected that attitudes and behaviors are the two main components that determine the level of acculturation (Berry, 2005). Using this principle, there will be multiple trials of experimentation to prove or disapprove this hypothesis. Ultimately, this paper will focus on defining a measure of acculturation and reporting how our experimentation methods will affect international students with acculturation.


Acculturation culture guidelines culture shock adaptation assimilation and cultural groups 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hyunjoo Judy Oh
    • 1
  • Katsuhiko Ogawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Media and GovernanceKeio UniversityFujisawa-shiJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Environment and Information StudiesKeio UniversityFujisawa-shiJapan

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