ERIC Number: ED206029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Communication Styles among College Students in Japan and the Philippines.
Ishii, Satoshi; And Others
Both the literal message and the vocal and nonverbal ways in which a message is presented combine to make up an individual's particular style of communication. Because research on communicator style has centered only on the communication characteristics of individuals, a study was conducted to examine the communication characteristics of two ethnic groups: Japanese and Filipinos. The Communicator Style Measure was completed by 730 Japanese college students and 203 Filipino college students from various universities in their respective countries. The measure inquired as to how the subject perceived his or her communication style in terms of nine variables. The results of the measure showed that the Filipinos perceived themselves as more attentive, contentious, dominant, friendly, relaxed, and animated, and as leaving more of an impression than did the Japanese. They had a stronger image of themselves as communicators. The Japanese, however, saw themselves as being more open than Filipinos. The Filipinos projected a more favorable communicator image than did the Japanese, the latter being shy, apprehensive, and reluctant to verbalize. (The Communicator Style Measure is appended). (HTH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Communicator Style; Filipinos; Japanese People
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Communication Association of the Pacific Conference (Nagasaki, Japan, June 20-21, 1981).