Publications

A number of publications and presentations have arisen directly from the ILA project; all of these are listed here. This list will be regularly updated.

Research report

  • Geeraert, N., & Demes, K.A. (2012). The Impact of Living Abroad: Research Report. Colchester (UK): University of Essex.

Peer-reviewed publications

Arising from the current project:

  • Demes, K.A., & Geeraert, N. (2015). The highs and lows of studying abroad: A longitudinal analysis of sojourner stress and adaptation in 50 countries. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109, 316-337. Download Pdf
  • Geeraert, N., & Demes, K.A. (2015). Nicht jeder Auslandsreisende erlebt einen Kulturschock. Resultate des Projektes The Impact of Living Abroad. In Fachstelle für Internationale Jugendarbeit der Bundesrepublik Deutschland e.V. (Ed.), Forum Jugendarbeit International (pp. 250-263). Bonn: IJAB.
  • Demes, K.A., & Geeraert, N. (2014). Measures matter: Scales for adaptation, cultural distance and acculturation orientation revisited. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 82-100. Download Pdf

Arising from related projects:

  • Ward, C., & Geeraert, N. (in press). Advancing acculturation theory and research: The acculturation process in its ecological context. Current Opinion in Psychology.
  • Geeraert, N., Demoulin, S., & Demes, K.A. (2014). Choose your (international) contacts wisely: A multilevel analysis on the impact of intergroup contact while living abroad. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 38, 86-96.
  • Geeraert, N., & Demoulin, S. (2013). Acculturative stress or resilience? A longitudinal multilevel analysis of sojourners' stress and self-esteem. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 44, 1239-1260.

Conference presentations

  • Geeraert, N. (2016, January). Culture shock: Does it exist, and what are its predictors? Seminar at the University of Exeter, 28 January, Exeter, UK.
  • Geeraert, N. (2016, January). Culture shock: Does it exist, and what are its predictors? Seminar at the University of Sussex, 21 January, Brighton, UK.
  • Geeraert, N., & Demes, K.A. (2015, July). The acculturation curve revisited: Re-examining an old problem with new methods. Advancing acculturation theory through longitudinal and multi-group comparative research. Invited symposium at the 9th Biennial Conference of the International Academy for Intercultural Relations, 28 June - 2 July, Bergen, Norway.
  • Geeraert, N. (2014, December). Culture shock: Does it exist, and what are its predictors? Seminar at the University of Kent, 2 December, Canterbury, UK.
  • Geeraert, N., & Demes, K. (2014, July). Do macro-level indicators of cultural distance affect sojourner adaptation and well-being? It’s a small world, or is it? The cultural distance hypothesis revisited. Symposium at the 22nd International Conference of the International Association of Cross-cultural Psychology, 15-19 July 2014, Reims, France.
  • Wang, Z., Geeraert, N., & Demes, K. (2014, July). The language barrier: Can cultural distance be operationalized as linguistic distance? It’s a small world, or is it? The cultural distance hypothesis revisited. Symposium at the 22nd International Conference of the International Association of Cross-cultural Psychology, 15-19 July 2014, Reims, France.
  • Li, R., Geeraert, N., Gelfand M., Demes K.A., & Ward C. (2014, July). For sojourners, not only the journey, but the destination matters: Host and home country’s tightness looseness impacts sojourners adjustment and wellbeing. Tightness-Looseness: Multilevel and Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Symposium at the 22nd International Conference of the International Association of Cross-cultural Psychology, 15-19 July 2014, Reims, France.
  • Demes, K.A., & Geeraert, N. (2014, July). The highs and lows of a cultural transition: Well-being trajectories of intercultural exchange students. The global village: The impact of cultural mobility on personality, identity, and well-being. Symposium at the 17th EASP General Meeting, 9-12 Jul 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Geeraert, N., & Demes, K.A. (2014, July). Worlds apart: How does cultural distance affect sojourner adaptation and well-being? The global village: The impact of cultural mobility on personality, identity, and well-being. Symposium at the 17th EASP General Meeting, 9-12 Jul 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Geeraert, N. (2014, March). Culture shock: Does it exist, and what does cultural distance have to do with it? Seminar at Brunel University, 5 March, London, UK.
  • Geeraert, N. (2013, October). De impact van een jaar in het buitenland. Keynote paper presented at the AFS Flanders Volunteer Conference, 18-20 October, Dworp, Belgium.
  • Geeraert, N. (2013, February). Coping with cultural adaptation: Functional and dysfunctional strategies. Workshop given at 'The Body And The Web: Tools For Intercultural Learning', International Conference, Florence, Italy.
  • Geeraert, N. (2012, November). The Impact of Living Abroad. AFS Interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V. ProjektZentrum Berlin, Stiftung Mercator. Berlin, Germany.
  • Geeraert, N., & Demes, K.A. (2012, July). Cultural distance: Sojourners’ final frontier? Paper presented at the IACCP International Conference, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  • Geeraert, N., & Demes, K.A. (2012, July). Perspective Taking in an Acculturation Context. Paper presented at the IACCP International Conference, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  • Demes, K.A., & Geeraert, N. (2012, July). Home (bitter) sweet home: A longitudinal comparison of sojourner adaptation on entry and re-entry. Paper presented at the IACCP International Conference, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  • Demes, K.A., & Geeraert, N. (2011, July). Sojourners expectations: Are they met and does it matter if they’re not? Poster presented at the 16th EASP General Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Geeraert, N., & Demes, K.A. (2011, June). Unveiling the Mechanisms of Sojourner Adaptation. Paper presented at the IACCP Regional Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Demes, K.A., & Geeraert, N. (2011, June). Sojourner Expectations: Are They Met and Does it Matter if They are Not? Paper presented at the IACCP Regional Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Geeraert, N., & Demes, K.A. (2011, June). The Big 6 in Thailand: A Thai Version of the HEXACO Personality Scale. Poster presented at the IACCP Regional Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Demes, K.A., & Geeraert, N. (2011, June). Sojourner Adjustment: Development of Two Concise Adaptation Scales. Poster presented at the IACCP Regional Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.