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Title: Trust, discrimination and acculturation Experimental evidence on Asian international and Australian domestic university students
Authors: Ji, Daniel
Guillén, Pablo
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: ntercultural relations between Australia and Asia are pivotal to the economic prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region. However, there appears to be tension between Australian domestic and Asian international students at universities in Australia. To measure the degree of trust and patterns of discrimination between these groups, the Berg, Dickhaut and McCabe (1995) trust game and a series of control games were used in framework where each participant played each game against several partners. Controlling for individual heterogeneity, domestic students significantly discriminated against international students in the trust game, and individual discrimination was preference-based rather than based on beliefs towards international students’ trustworthiness. Moreover, the degree of in-group favouritism shown by domestic students was negatively correlated with the Big Five personality trait of Openness. Intercultural patterns across the games also pointed to a willingness of international students to build relations with domestic students. However, the average amount that they sent in the trust game was negatively related with the number of semesters studied at university in Australia, which may partly reflect cultural adjustment but also institutional disadvantages faced specifically by international students. The study furthers understanding of the patterns of discrimi-nation between domestic and international university students, the nature of this discrimination, and illustrates the extent of challenges faced by the Australian tertiary education sector.
Publisher: Universidad de Granada. Departamento de Teoría e Historia Económica
Series/Report no.: The Papers;09/12
Keywords: Rust
Discrimination
Intercultural differences
Economics experiments
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/31556
Rights : Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License
Citation: Ji, D.; Guillén, P. Trust, discrimination and acculturation Experimental evidence on Asian international and Australian domestic university students. Universidad de Granada. Departamento de Teoría e Historia Económica (2010). (The Papers; 09/12). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/31556]
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