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Group report of 'Do Chinese students spent less leisure time than other international students?'

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Group report of 'Do Chinese students spent less leisure time than other international students?' Introduction: The topic of our research is about 'Do Chinese students spent less leisure time than other international students'. The purpose of our research is to see what are the changes of the Chinese Students' Leisure life before and after their arrival in Stirling? We are aiming at finding out the reasons behind these changes also. That means there are two parts of our research: the first part is what are the changes? And the second part is the reasons for these changes. Methodology: The methods that used in our research are questionnaire and interview. The reason that we chose to use questionnaire is quantitative data are the primary data that we needed. And it allows us to collect the raw data for the further use in the interview section. We printed out 100 copies of our questionnaires initially. And at the end we received 83 back, coincidently, 43 are from Chinese Students, 43 are from other international Students. ...read more.

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Similar to Chinese Students, television watching for the other international students has a tremendous decrease. Over 70% of them spending less time on watching television. In these two pie charts (5), the habit of going out for Chinese students and other international students. It indicates that other international students are more willing to hanging out with friends that are with other nationalities. It's 34% for the international students in compare with 5% for Chinese students. It's quite a big contrast between Chinese and other international students in this habit. Comparing Chinese and other international students, there are 67% of Chinese students prefer going out with friends from home country, while that of international students is 28%. In this bar chart (6), the change of leisure time spending for Chinese and other international students are shown. We can see that for the other international students, the figure in these three categories, that means spending more time, spending less time and no big change, are quite evenly distributed in compare with Chinese Students. ...read more.

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Also one of the major problems for them to hanging out with the foreigners is the barrier of language. They think that leisure time is the time for relaxing, so they don't want to speak English anymore, so they choose to go out with Chinese instead. In addition, there is an objective factor which is there are a lot of Chinese student in Stirling, so it's easier for them to make friends from their home country. So they always stay with Chinese. Conclusion: Chinese Students should realize the principle of "Practice makes perfect!" As they said, one of the difficulties for them in getting along with the foreigner is the barrier of language, so if they can cherish the opportunity in communicating with the English speaking people, this is a really a good chance for them to improve their English. Chinese students should be more active in contact with others, which should not be limited in their own nationality also. Instead, they should try to experience more about other's culture and then broadens their horizon. ...read more.

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