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ERIC Number: ED166741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
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Acculturation and Patterns of Interpersonal Communication Relationships: A Study of Japanese, Mexican and Korean Communities in the Chicago Area.
Kim, Young Yun
The communication patterns of 113 Japanese, 176 Mexican, and 285 Korean residents of the Chicago area were examined through a questionnaire about their interpersonal relationships within and across ethnic groups. Individual responses indicated the numbers and kinds of people (acquaintances, casual friends, close friends) with whom the subjects communicated, as well as the degree to which the subjects communicated with those people. The following conclusions were reached: (1) A positive relationship exists between the length of immigration history of ethnic groups and the amount of ethnic individuals' inter-ethnic communications. (2) A negative relationship exists between the length of immigration history and the degree to which ethnic individuals interact with members of their own ethnic group. (3) The more an ethnic individual participates in intra-ethnic communication, the less that person will participate in inter-ethnic communication. (4) An inverse relationship exists between levels of friendship and degrees to which ethnic individuals participate in inter-ethnic communication. (5) An individual's acculturation (degree of interaction with host society instead of own ethnic group) needs to be understood within the social/cultural contexts functionally significant to the individual's daily life. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (64th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 2-5, 1978)