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ERIC Number: ED125015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 15
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American Cultural Values and Communicative Behaviors.
Sitaram, K.S.
Investigations of cultural values and their impact on human relations are probably the most important part of the intercultural communication studies being established in several universities in the United States and other countries. This paper discusses the concept of value, defined as the guiding light which directs a person's actions, and lists some values as shown by a study recently conducted in the United States. For this study, 100 respondents of both sexes and all age groups in the city of Honolulu and 400 respondents from Chicago metropolitan and suburban areas were randomly selected. These samples consisted primarily of blacks, Japanese, and Caucasians. Among the values studied, those discussed in this paper are individuality, money, aggressiveness, patriotism, authoritarianism, saviorism, frankness, motherhood, masculinity, femininity, environmental protection, and human dignity. Results showed individuality to be considered a primary value which has great influence on interactions between an American and persons from other cultures. (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Unpublished paper prepared at the University of Hawaii