ERIC Number: ED342036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Relationship between Self-Disclosure and Perceived Intercultural Effectiveness.
A study examined the relationships between self-disclosure and perceived intercultural effectiveness. Subjects, 129 foreign students from Asia attending a large midwestern university and a large eastern university in the United States, completed two sets of questionnaires. Results from Pearson product-moment correlation, canonical analysis, and stepwise multiple regression analysis showed: (1) positive relationships between intent, honesty, and positiveness of self-disclosure and intercultural effectiveness; and (2) negative relationships between amount and depth of self-disclosure and intercultural effectiveness. Results of one-way analysis of variance on self-disclosure and intercultural effectiveness further indicated the differences among subjects from different nations. Findings suggest that, for Asians, the amount and depth of self-disclosure were the least important elements in forming an intimate relationship. (Three tables of data are included; 58 references are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Asian Students; Cultural Adjustment
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (77th, Atlanta, GA, October 31-November 3, 1991).