Advisor

Devorah A. Lieberman

Date of Award

1992

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Speech Communication

Department

Speech Communication

Physical Description

1 online resource (183 p.)

Subjects

Interpersonal confrontation -- Cross-cultural studies, Interpersonal confrontation -- Japan, Interpersonal confrontation -- United States, Interpersonal communication -- Cross-cultural studies, Interpersonal communication -- Japan, Interpersonal communication -- United States

DOI

10.15760/etd.6210

Abstract

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.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25234

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