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ERIC Number: ED353611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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Differences in Self-Disclosure Patterns among Americans versus Chinese: A Comparative Study.
Chen, Guo-Ming
A study investigated differences in self-disclosure, comparing patterns in Americans versus Chinese. Subjects, 198 American college students and 146 Chinese (Taiwan) students studying in the United States, completed a 200-item self-disclosure chart to target persons on special topics. Results of t-tests and analysis of variance indicated that American subjects disclosed more than did Chinese subjects on different conversational topics (opinion, interests, work, financial issues, personality, and body) and to different target persons (including parents, strangers, acquaintances, and intimate friends); and that significant differences regarding disclosure existed between American males and females regarding disclosure to acquaintance males, and between Chinese males and females regarding disclosure to intimate female friends. (Four tables of data are included; 47 references are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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