American and finnish college students’ traits and interactions with their instructors

Daniel H. Mansson, Stephen Croucher

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This cross-cultural investigation sought to compare American and Finnish university students’ communication and personality traits (i.e., argumentativeness, assertiveness, Machiavellianism, and verbal aggressiveness) as well as out-of-class communication with their instructors. American (N = 286) and Finnish (N = 113) university students completed several self-report measures. The results of a MANOVA, an independent samples t-test, Pearson correlational analyses, and Fisher’s z tests revealed significant cultural differences, although the relationships between students’ traits and their out-of-class communication with instructors remained relatively similar in both samples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Intercultural Communication
Issue number45
StatePublished - Nov 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication


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