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ERIC Number: ED120876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 16
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Contact and Cultural Sensitivity: A Limited Exercise in Attempting to Identify Predictors.
Barney, Ralph D.
This study was designed to investigate the interactive effectiveness of young missionaries of the Church of Latter-day Saints among Chinese in Taiwan. The study hypothesized that aliens will not demonstrate more sensitivity to the host culture, as measured by their reactions to cultural questions, as they spend more time in the culture, or that sensitivity is not related to contact. The basic data for the study was provided by a sampling of 40 Chinese in Taiwan who sorted a Q-deck of 71 cultural statements according to their "rightness" or "wrongness" in the view of the respondent. Mean scores were obtained against which missionary scores were compared. It was concluded from the results that missionaries will not adjust better to their new culture as they spend more time in it. Different missionaries may become aware of widely different behavior norms while never becoming aware of others. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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