Ultimately, Chinese and American people will find they have more similarities than cultural differences. People are motivated by the same things: comfort, money, providing for the family, job satisfaction and security. But each culture reaches these goals via different routes and on the surface, can sometimes seem poles apart. Understanding why people are driven to behave the way they do can go a long way to successful intercultural communication. As a comparison instrument it allows users and corporate account owners to compare culture profiles and tendencies with countries, teams and colleagues and receive instant guidance on how to collaborate more effectively. Users access structured country learning paths.
Cultural Differences: Why Do Asians Avoid Extreme Responses? | Published in Survey Practice
An overview essay on Asian Americans, including identity issues perceptions and misperceptions, use of terminology, understanding demographics, and the extreme diversity contained within the term. The growth and diversification of the Asian American population in recent years has been nothing short of phenomenal. Driven by sustained immigration and refugee resettlement during the s and s, Asian Americans have emerged as the nation's fastest growing racial group. Given that the school-age Asian American population doubled in the s and is expected to double again between and , our schools and the larger society must confront some critical questions. For example, what do we know and what can we teach and learn about Asian Americans?
Culture and Personality Among European American and Asian American Men
Personality structures for Asian Americans and European Americans closely replicate established norms. However, congruence is greater for European American and highly acculturated Asian American men than for low acculturated Asian American men. Similar patterns are found for the construct loss of face LOF.
Asian Americans have a distinctive set of values and behaviors when it comes to parenthood, marriage and career. Compared with the U. They place greater importance than the general public on career and material success, and these values are evident in their parenting norms.