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dc.contributor.authorErpestad, Mikko
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-28T06:45:44Z
dc.date.available2011-11-28T06:45:44Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.otheroai:jykdok.linneanet.fi:1189648
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/37011
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study was to find out if national culture impacts the phenomenon of power as it is found in teacher-student communication at the University of Jyväskylä. The study is pertinent and relevant because of the increasingly rapid internationalization that is happening in the Finnish higher education system. Understanding aspects of intercultural teacher-student communication will be important for the future. A qualitative research process was chosen for this study and the data was collected by conducting in-depth interviews with 10 international students. They were asked about their experiences, perceptions and feelings while communicating with Finnish professors. Analysis and interpretation of the data indicated that the cultural background of students did impact their expectancies and interpretation regarding teacher power. They experienced expectancy violations with respect to the unanticipated informality of Finnish professors characterized by informal methods of address, friendliness and an apparent lack of authority. The results were analyzed primarily by using Hofstede’s and Schwartz’s cultural dimensions, face negotiation theory and politeness theory by Brown & Levinson and Scollon & Scollon and with Expectancy Violations Theory by Burgoon. The overall conclusion is that the cultural differences between Finnish professors and international students do have an impact on power in teacher-student communication. Expectancy violations of this power led to negative feelings of frustration, disappointment and lack of motivation in the respondents. On the other hand, some of the respondents indicated that they also felt more comfortable with the Finnish system and their expectations had changed.
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dc.language.isoeng
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dc.subject.otherteacher-student
dc.subject.otherpower
dc.subject.otherexpectancy violations
dc.subject.otherintercultural communication
dc.titleCulture and perceptions of power in teacher-student communication
dc.typeBooken
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011112811736
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.type.ontasotPro gradufi
dc.type.ontasotMaster’s thesisen
dc.contributor.tiedekuntaHumanistinen tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.tiedekuntaFaculty of Humanitiesen
dc.contributor.laitosViestintätieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Communicationen
dc.contributor.yliopistoUniversity of Jyväskyläen
dc.contributor.yliopistoJyväskylän yliopistofi
dc.contributor.oppiaineIntercultural Communication (maisteriohjelma)fi
dc.contributor.oppiaineMaster's Degree Programme in Intercultural Communicationen
dc.date.updated2011-11-28T06:45:45Z
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.contributor.oppiainekoodi3134
dc.subject.ysoopettaja-oppilassuhde
dc.subject.ysokulttuurienvälinen viestintä


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