Host Environment, Host Communication, and Satisfaction With Life: A Study of Hong Kong Ethnic Minority Members

Ling CHEN, Guangchao Charles Feng*

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Abstract

This study, with two parts, investigated host environment and host communication factors in Hong Kong ethnic minority members’ cross-cultural adaptation. Study I examined host receptivity, host conformity pressure, host communication competence (HCC), and host communication satisfaction as predictors of satisfaction with life self-reported by Hong Kongers of south-/south-east Asian origin (n = 195). Results showed that host receptivity and host communication satisfaction contributed significantly to satisfaction with life. Study II was a partial replication of Study I with a broader sample (n = 140). Hierarchical multiple regressions replicated the earlier findings that host receptivity did and host conformity pressure did not predict satisfaction with life in the same direction. MANOVA of high and low HCC groups yielded significant main effects on host receptivity, host conformity pressure, host communication satisfaction, and life satisfaction. Implications of the findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-511
Number of pages25
JournalCommunication Research
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Communication
  • Linguistics and Language

User-Defined Keywords

  • cross-cultural adaptation
  • Hong Kong ethnic minority
  • host communication competence
  • host communication satisfaction
  • host environment

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