Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Devorah A. Lieberman
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Speech Communication
1 online resource (183 p.)
Interpersonal confrontation -- Cross-cultural studies, Interpersonal confrontation -- Japan, Interpersonal confrontation -- United States, Interpersonal communication -- Cross-cultural studies, Interpersonal communication -- Japan, Interpersonal communication -- United States
This study focuses on confrontational behavior patterns exhibited by Japanese and U.S. college students in the Portland Metropolitan area. Four questions are addressed: 1) is there a difference Japanese and U.S. confrontation styles? 2) do Japanese use differing confrontation styles depending upon whom they are interacting with? 3) do U.S. individuals use differing confrontation styles depending upon whom they are interacting with? and 4) is there a significant gender difference between Japanese and U.S. confrontation styles? In addition, correlations between the Japanese and U.S. reported confrontation styles and their demographic data are examined.
Hattori, Toyoko, "Intercultural confrontation styles of culturally homophilous and culturally heterophilous Japanese and U.S. college students" (1992). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4326.