HomeAdvancing Social Science Researchvol. 1 no. 1 (2012)

A Study on the Korean’s Psychological, Relational, and Physiological Adjustments

Reynaldo J. Sual | Dexie Bacud | Ma. Jerryl Jeska | Reiner Namalata



The study determined the rate of psycho-social adjustments of Korean nationals in Cagayan de Oro City. Specifically, the study determined (1) the profile of the respondents in terms of their length of stay, purpose of stay, and visa status; (2) the psychosocial adjustment rate of respondents in terms of psychological, relational, and physiological dimensions; and (3) the relationship between the profile of the respondents and psycho-social adjustments. Twenty respondents were chosen from the original four hundred. A researcher-made questionnaire which was pre-tested for validity and reliability was utilized. The data were analyzed using frequency, percentage, and its weighed mean. The findings of the study revealed that the Korean nationals who were taken as respondents have stayed in Cagayan de Oro City from nine months to five years. Majority of them stayed In CDO for reasons of doing business and studying. Moreover, in terms of visa status, 50% of them have working visa and 25% each have student and working visas. During their stay in the City, they manifested experiencing greatest satisfactory responses to physiological adjustments. Moderately, they feel somewhat satisfied with their psychological adjustment and quite satisfied with their relational adjustments. In the long run, those Korean nationals would learn the concomitant process of cultural adaptation in order to improve the quality of their life during their stay here. While adaptation might not be expected during a short term of expectation, nevertheless, the other process of knowing the host culture could be fostered on a long term