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Cao, Chun, Chang Zhu and Qian Meng. 2017. The Role of Intergroup Contact and Acculturation Strategies in Developing Chinese International Students’ Global Competence. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research 46 (3) : 210–226.
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This inquiry explores how intergroup contact and acculturation strategies are linked to Chinese international students’ global competence development. A group of Chinese international students in Belgium participated in an online survey. Chinese students have attained the development of global competence in all the dimensions of knowledge, skills and attitudes since they began their study abroad. The results displayed that integrated and assimilated students acquired greater global competence development in all three dimensions than the separated and marginalized ones. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses further disclosed that both intergroup contact and socio-demographics can significantly forecast global competence development.