Influences of subjective social status, control and perfectionism on international students' cross-cultural transition
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[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This study examined the influences of subjective social status, sense of control, and perfectionistic discrepancy on career development outcomes and satisfaction with life among 233 Chinese and Taiwanese international students before and after they study abroad in the U.S. The results showed that subjective social status at Time-1 was significantly associated with career outcome expectations, career search self-efficacy, and satisfaction with life at Time-2, but not significantly associated with Time-2 career adaptability. Post-arrival sense of control fully mediated the link between subjective social status in home country with career outcome expectations, career search self-efficacy, and satisfaction with life in the U.S. Moreover, a moderated-mediation effect was found, in which perfectionistic discrepancy weakened the sense of control-career outcome expectation association in the mediation model of subjective social status and career outcome expectation by sense of control. Additional results are provided. Implications of these findings are outlined.