The influence of intercultural communication on cross-cultural adjustment and work attitudes: Foreign workers in South Korea

Fabian Jintae Froese, Vesa Peltokorpi, Kyung A. Ko

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Integrating intercultural communication and cross-cultural adjustment research, this study examines the impact of host country language proficiency, English use in the workplace, communication styles, conflict styles, and social interaction frequency with host country nationals (HCNs) on general, work, and interaction adjustment, job satisfaction, and turnover intentions of 125 foreign workers in South Korea. While host country language proficiency and social interaction frequency with HCNs had a more positive influence on general and interaction adjustment facets, English use in the workplace, congruent communication and conflict styles were more relevant to work adjustment and work attitudes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-342
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Intercultural Relations
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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