Developing Mainland Students' Successful Acculturation in Hong Kong: A Pilot Study at CityU

Project: Research

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This project seeks to examine how acculturation and its related factors help Mainland students to adapt to studying in Hong Kong. It will include a survey study involving 600 participants as well as an interview study involving 40 participants from the previous pool of respondents. This study serves a dual-function in its research design: (1) to describe the essential characteristics of successful acculturation for Mainland students studying in Hong Kong, and (2) to prescribe effective ways of enhancing acculturation for Mainland students' academic and occupational successes in Hong Kong. Hopefully, its findings could help to establish a theoretical model for understanding successful acculturation of not only Mainland students studying in Hong Kong but also other international students (e.g., students from Australia, Europe, and North America) to meet the increasing demands of internalization in Hong Kong.


Project number7004501
Grant typeSRG-Fd
Effective start/end date1/09/153/01/18

    Research areas

  • resilience,acculturation,Mainland students,Hong Kong,mental health