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International Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review

Vol. 3(5), pp. 119-123. June, 2015.

ISSN: 2360-7866

DOI: 10.14662/IJARER2015.030

 

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A Cross-cultural Comparison of Four Sub-dimensions of Communication Apprehension between Koreans and Americans

 

Eunkyong Lee Yook*

 

George Mason University, Department of Communication, 4400 University Drive, MS 3D6, Fairfax, VA 22030

eyook2@gmu.edu

 

Accepted 23 June 2015

Abstract

 

The purpose of this study is to research cultural differences in reported levels of communication apprehension among Koreans, one of the largest international student national groups, and Americans and to discuss the ramifications of the findings for Koreans studying in the U.S. The author administered the most recent version of the Personal Report of Communication Apprehension (PRCA) - 24, with twenty four items for four different communication situations, to Korean and U.S. mainstream students. In addition to the goal of discovering differences or similarities in cultural patterns of thought, this study will help resolve the conflicting findings of differences in reported communication apprehension level between Koreans and U.S. mainstream students. Results showed that four of the five hypotheses were supported: Koreans reported statistically significant differences in communication apprehension level from the Americans; their levels of communication apprehension were higher for overall communication apprehension and three of the four sub-dimensions of the communication apprehension scale.

Keywords: Communication apprehension, cross-cultural analysis, cultural differences
 

Cite This Article As: Yook EL (2015). A Cross-cultural Comparison of Four Sub-dimensions of Communication Apprehension between Koreans and Americans. Inter. J. Acad. Res. Educ. Rev. 3(5): 119-123.

 

 

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