In-group and out-group perspectives A cross-cultural comparison of four countries

Jung-Soo Yi (1)
(1) Wright State University Department of Communication , United States


As the interrelationships among countries are increasing in various social, political, educational, and commercial contexts, it would be beneficial to understand how people of different cultures perceive the links of human relationships and how they present different behaviors toward in-group and out-group individuals. By conducting questionnaire, the present study aims to explore the differences in in-group and out-group perceptions and behavioral patterns of private organization employees in South Korea, Japan, Canada, and the United States. Statistical analysis of the collected data yielded cultural differences of human relationships based on in-group and out-group distinctions. To obtain more generally applicable findings, however, further investigation should examine other factors such as age, geographical locations, education, and occupations.

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Jung-Soo Yi, Wright State University Department of Communication

Jung-Soo Yi is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He received his Ph.D. degree in Speech Communication at the Pennsylvania State University. He teaches courses in public speaking, organizational communication, intercultural communication, and negotiation and bargaining communication.

Yi, J.-S. (2019). In-group and out-group perspectives A cross-cultural comparison of four countries. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 19(2), 1–15.

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