Coming Home: An Exploratory Quantitative Study of the Relationship Between Reentry Shock and Mindset
With a growing number of international secondary schools world-wide (International School Council, 2019) and a rise in the number of individuals repatriating to their home country after studying abroad (Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, 2018), there is a need for more information about how to support repatriates. This exploratory quantitative study investigated the correlation between reentry shock and mindset in individuals who attended an international primary and/or secondary international school in Taiwan, moved away from Taiwan, and then returned to Taiwan to work in the field of education. This study revealed a negative relationship between these two variables, however, the demonstrated negative relationship did not reach statistical significance. Further research examining the relationship between reentry shock and mindset could benefit the countless individuals who will experience repatriation in their lifetimes.