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PS28P-13-104

Analysis of personal attitude construct on the scheme of nonverbal communication style of Mexican which was perceived by a Japanese exchange student

[Speaker] Naito, Tetsuo:1
1:Department of Welfare-Psychology, Fukushima College (Japan)

The aim of this study was to investigate the scheme of nonverbal communication of Mexican with PAC Analysis. The subject was a 30's Japanese male graduate student who had studied at a university in Mexico as an exchange student for one year. The procedure was as follows; 1) presented the sentence "When and where do you feel strangeness or difficulty at NVC in Mexico?", 2) required to order the cards of association according to importance, 3) instructed to estimate the distance of similarity intuitively, comparing all pairs of cards, 4) Cluster Analysis by Ward was done, and 5) asked to describe images about clusters. Results revealed Mexican scheme of NVC. 1) They do not consider mood of others. They are egotistic. Even when they break an appointment, they show regal posture without saying sheepishly. 2) They never accommodate themselves to others. 3) They behave in a formal manner to authorities.
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