High-context communication : mediating eastern cultures' collectivism and emotional intelligence

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dc.contributor.advisor Holtgraves, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Togans, LaCount J.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-20T15:45:22Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-20T15:45:22Z
dc.date.issued 2108-07-21
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/201299
dc.description Access to thesis permanently restricted to Ball State community only. en_US
dc.description.abstract Previous empirical findings suggest that characteristics of collectivist cultures foster greater emotional intelligence of those who grow up in them relative to individuals who grow up in individualist cultures. Further, previous research has also found evidence for the existence of a relationship between collectivism and emotional intelligence. However, no research has been done investigating what factors cause or influence this relationship. This study investigates whether high-context communication, a communication style associated with collectivist cultures, mediates the relationship between collectivism and emotional intelligence. Two hundred and ninety-three participants completed an emotion recognition task as well as a series of questionnaires assessing their emotional intelligence, cultural orientation, and use of high-context communication. Although results did not support the hypothesized mediation, exploratory results support the idea that emotional intelligence mediates the relationship between collectivism and high-context communication. Results also suggested partial support for hypothesized gender differences in emotional intelligence. Overall, these results provide insight into how to conduct ecologically valid cross-cultural emotion recognition research. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Psychological Science
dc.subject.lcsh Paralinguistics.
dc.subject.lcsh Intercultural communication.
dc.subject.lcsh Group identity.
dc.subject.lcsh Emotional intelligence -- East Asia.
dc.subject.lcsh Emotional intelligence -- Western countries.
dc.title High-context communication : mediating eastern cultures' collectivism and emotional intelligence en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US


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