Home, half a world away: the cultural logic of acculturation among Indian international students at Colorado State University

dc.contributor.authorVan Oostenburg, Max, author
dc.contributor.authorSnodgrass, Jeffrey, advisor
dc.contributor.authorKwiatkowski, Lynn, committee member
dc.contributor.authorHarman, Jennifer, committee member
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T06:25:59Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T06:25:59Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.description2014 Fall.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis I contend that Indian international students at Colorado State University strive to adjust to life in the United States in accordance with a cognitive "model" of what being well-adjusted entails. This model of being well-adjusted is culture-specific and reflects a negotiation between Indian cultural values and the challenges of life as a CSU student. This cultural logic of adjustment configures subjective well-being in a context-specific way, meaning individuals who are more able to map onto the cultural model of being well-adjusted are likely to experience better subjective well-being than those who are unable. I suggest that accounting for the cultural patterning of acculturation is a step towards a more nuanced understanding of the adjustment process of international students. Additionally, this approach provides a more emic picture of the dynamics of subjective well-being among groups of international students.
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dc.identifierVanOostenburg_colostate_0053N_12782.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/88610
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
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dc.subjectIndian
dc.subjectacculturation
dc.subjectanthropology
dc.subjectinternational
dc.subjectstudents
dc.subjectsubjective well-being
dc.titleHome, half a world away: the cultural logic of acculturation among Indian international students at Colorado State University
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thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropology
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)
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