The intercultural reentry: Conceptualization and directions for future research

Judith N. Martin

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While there has been extensive research on the cultural adjustment of sojourners to a foreign culture, there has been a dearth of literature examining the adjustment of returning sojourners to their home culture (reentry). In order to further understanding of this phenomenon, this article discusses the reentry process as one type of cultural adjustment. First, reentry is defined and described. Secondly, research investigating the two processes of adjustment to a foreign culture and readjustment to the home culture is reviewed, and the two processes are compared and contrasted. Finally, suggestions are made concerning future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-134
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Intercultural Relations
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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