Twists and turns: Forging a career as a psychology academic in Australia

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Abstract

In my first academic job in Australia, my supervisor told me at lunch time that shewould “knock off” for the day to take her poodle for a hair-do appointment. I was lost for words. Would this be the kind of work ethic to instil into a new research assistant like me? At the same time, I found her honesty refreshing. I became curious to learn about cultural differences in values and social rules between workplaces in Australia and Hong Kong, where Iwas from.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrossing Boundaries and Weaving Intercultural Work, Life, and Scholarship in Globalizing Universities
EditorsAdam Komisarof, Zhu Hua
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Pages39-52
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781317578802
ISBN (Print)9781138954182
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

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    Mak, A. S. (2016). Twists and turns: Forging a career as a psychology academic in Australia. In A. Komisarof, & Z. Hua (Eds.), Crossing Boundaries and Weaving Intercultural Work, Life, and Scholarship in Globalizing Universities (pp. 39-52). Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315740041