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Relationship Between Basic Values and Socio-Cultural Adaptation: A Case of International African Students Experience in Moscow
Applied Social Psychology
Review of sociocultural adaptation literature showed that there is a dearth of empirical research on how basic values connect with sociocultural adaptation especially among international students. To fill this gap, this present research examined the extent to which basic values predict sociocultural adaptation among international students experience in Moscow. Survey design was employed. The sample consist of international African students studying in the higher education institution in Moscow. A total of 115 participant partook in this study 8 participant dropout 63male 58.9% 44 female 41.1%. The participant responded to measure of sociocultural adaptation and basic values. Four hypothesis were formulated and tested using hierarchical multiple regression to check if the higher order values (openness to change, conservation, self-transcendent & self enhancement) predict sociocultural adaptation. Result showed that openness to change values predict sociocultural adaptation positively (β = .41, p < .05) while self enhancement (β = -.62, p < .05) predict sociocultural adaptation negatively. Also, self-transcendent did not significantly predict sociocultural adaptation (β = -.19, p >.05). In addition conservation predict sociocultural adaptation negatively (β = -.36, p < .05). Based on these findings it was recommended that cross cultural psychologist should provide intercultural training for potential sojourners and immigrants by identifying their values that are congruent to values of host culture for better sociocultural adaptation.