What is an Ideal Host Family?

A Preliminary Study on Host Families of Youth Exchange Students in Taiwan


  • Cheng-Huei Hong National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan


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In the light of the interaction problems of host families and the lack of research about host families, this study aims to use an ecological systems theory framework to explore the opinions of what constitutes an ideal host family in order to better understand the student’s perception of an ideal host family. The study findings offer implications for the better interaction between students and host families in the future.

Author Biography

Cheng-Huei Hong, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Cheng-Huei, Hong (Ph.D. candidate). Department of Human Development and Family Stu dies, National Taiwan Normal University.