Thai Exchange Student Case Study

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It is shown in Table 3 that the respondent Thai’s have group means of 12.21 for Home adjustment,13.53 for Health adjustment, and 16.74 for Emotional adjustment which indicates interpretation of unsatisfactory adjustment levels. On the other hand, they got an average weighted mean of 16.53 in Social adjustment indicating an average level of adjustment. Unsatisfactory Home adjustment, according to Bell (1965), indicates maladaptation in their home setting. The results typically denote that the respondents have a hard time adjusting to their temporary residence. The results are not surprising because the home is the comfort zone of every person. The possible reasons of the said result may be explained by the absence of the family members specifically…show more content…
They were incorporated in all school activities and were asked to participate which was appreciated by the community. Moreover, they mingle and do their activities such as jogging, soccer and hanging out with the Filipinos after school hours. The feelings of belongingness and appreciation may have affected their good social adjustment. This goes with the study results of Church (1982), which emphasized that increased interaction with host nationals would lead to improved sojourner adjustment. Moreover, during the interview the Thais enumerated positive outlook about the Filipino people and the society. Most of the responses are; “People, because Filipinos are friendly and beautiful/handsome. Also Filipino students, they always take care of us and I like Filipino because they love smiling and they have a beautiful smile”, “The high school Filipino students”, “I like the people and I like this place because it is quite not like in Thailand”, “I like the way of their lives in the Philippines because they live in a simple way in the middle way they don’t spend a lot of them they live in nature

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