Posters are designed to display ideas worth
spreading. They will be displayed during all three days, with
time set aside for the presenter to be in attendance for questions and
discussion. Or seek them out during the conference for a one-on-one
From Adoptee to Expat to Raising TCKs: How to Find Your Identity and the Keys to Happiness with a Burger
Being adopted, then an expat, Florence went through a lot of identify quests, confusion, questioning and joy to eventually embrace so many different cultures. Today, she wants to guide kids and adults in their own quest for identity and new home adjustment by explaining a tool she developed that she calls the "burger metaphor:" the bread being the home country, and the ingredients the host country. The more you change countries, the more you add/remove ingredients to the burger and find yourself, your identity. Join Florence to make an identity burger together.
ATCKs and Their Reactions to Daily Events
As global nomads, do we react differently to daily events? How do we manage stress in our day-to-day lives? As an ATCK, Matilda often asks herself how her past transitions impact her today, in her everyday life. In her research, she hopes to understand how ATCKs manage and react to daily events. While some of the past TCK literature has discussed some ways that the global nomad experience has benefitted TCKs (ie cultural adaptability or intelligence), we still have little information on how ATCKs manage their everyday lives. This poster presentation will consist of quantitative psychological data, which looks into how the TCK experience might present in our reactions to daily events. She will share her preliminary findings, and hopes to hear some of your opinions on the subject.
Current research on Expat Spouse Adjustment Over Time: A Multiple Case Study
Adjustment to an expat-assignment is a dynamic process that unfolds in the cognitive, affective, and behavioral dimension. The foundation of this presentation is a multiple case study which findings provide empirical evidence of adjustment in the three dimensions over time. Data for this qualitative study was collected from online-blogs, interviews and questionnaires. The thematic analysis showed that specific themes are shared depending on the time passed within the assignment.
Change & Connect - Moving Childhoods and Shifting Studies: Expanding the World of CCKs to the Literary World
The poster presents results from an MA dissertation in comparative literary studies and current PhD research. Interestingly, many individuals who were raised in between worlds turn to creativity in adulthood. The poster presents a table of Van Reken’s CCK model with examples of creative individuals who represent each sub-category. Discussing basic terms, the poster also shows what labels these various artists give to their experiences of growing up between multiple cultures, languages and nations. Furthermore, a novelist who belongs to at least six of the CCK circles and who was raised in Thailand too will be presented. It will also be demonstrated how TCK-ness can inspire creativity by introducing the work of a TCK designer from the Middle East. All individuals who are connected to the global mobility field can benefit from CCK narratives.