What are limiting factors of the U-curve model in describing culture stress?
- Does everyone follow the 4-step pattern?
- Do the stages always go in the same order?
- Does everyone experience the honeymoon?
- Does one’s individual personality or the closeness of one’s home culture and the host culture affect the culture adaptation process?
- Can culture stress decrease for those who have many deep relationships with people in the host culture?
Perhaps the U-curve is incomplete because it only addresses “sense of well-being,” which is predominantly a measure of emotional response…