Journal of
Intercultural Communication

published since 1999 by the Immigrant Institute, Sweden - ISSN 1404-1634

Volume 21, Number 1 (Issue 55, March 2021) | [PDF]

Adaptive Personality, Communication Competence and Psychological Health

Yang Soo Kim & Soon Chul Lee | 1 - 18 | [HTML] [PDF]

Navigating Contact Zones in 21st Century Schools: Creative Identity Development in Two Complex Transcultural Spaces

Claude-Hélène Mayer | 19 - 33 | [HTML] | [PDF]

Intercultural Topics in the Indonesian English Language Teaching Classroom: Contextualizing Local and Neutral Cultures to Target and Global Cultures

Marwa Marwa, Bambang Yudi Cahyono, Mohammad Adnan Latief & Johannes Ananto Prayogo | 34 - 45 | [HTML] | [PDF]

Revisiting Hofstede’s Uncertainty-Avoidance Dimension: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Organizational Employees in Four Countries

Jung-Soo Yi | 46 - 61 | [HTML] | [PDF]

Predicting Intercultural Communication in Malaysian Public Universities from the Perspective of Anxiety/Uncertainty Management (AUM) Theory

Pragash Muthu Rajan, Sultana Alam, Khor Kheng Kia & Charles Ramendran SPR Subramaniam | 62-79 | [HTML] | [PDF]

Thriving in Indonesian Academia: French Students’ Intercultural Communication Competence in Studying Abroad

Dadang Sunendar, Dante Darmawangsa & Vidi Sukmayadi | 80 - 91 | [HTML] | [PDF]

A Qualitative Study of Intercultural Friendship through New Social Media

Yanrong (Yvonne) Chang | 92-105 | [HTML] | [PDF]

Policy statement

The world today is characterized by an ever growing number of contacts resulting in communication between people of different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Those contacts take place through business transactions, military cooperation, scientific endeavors, educational exchanges, mass media, entertainment, tourism — and via immigration brought about by, for example, labor shortages or political conflicts.

Throughout all these engagements, communication needs to be as constructive as possible, without misunderstandings or breakdowns wherever possible. It is here that research into the nature of linguistic and cultural similarities and differences can play a constructive, even critical, role.

The goal of the journal is to promote research along with education and training in the area of intercultural communication. The journal is an outgrowth of the activities of NIC: the Nordic Network for Intercultural Communication. The great interest shown in NIC activities pointed to a need for more peer-reviewed journals within the area of intercultural communication. By starting and continuing this journal, we hope to foster research and facilitate contacts between interested researchers as well as provide better possibilities for peer-reviewed publication.

We welcome contributions, both original research and reviews, concerning all areas of intercultural communication and cross-cultural comparison.