Relationships between clothing and intercultural adjustment for American and Japanese exchange students
Crosby, Melanie Gail
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The purpose of this study was to determine whether the inability to find clothing in the host country related to intercultural adjustment for American and Japanese exchange students. Possible relationships between clothing availability, satisfaction with fit sites, body image, self-esteem, self-efficacy, social support, and adjustment were also explored. Results indicated that clothing availability was not directly related to adjustment for either sample. Strong linear relationships were found between self-esteem and adjustment, self-efficacy and adjustment, and social support and adjustment for both samples. Limitations, implications, and areas of future research were discussed.