The Relevance of Hofstede’s Uncertainty Avoidance

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The Relevance of Hofstede’s Uncertainty Avoidance
Title Alternative
ホーフステッドの不確実性の回避について
Author
著者 BURROWS Christian
著者(別表記) バロウズ C.
Abstract

This article looks at the relevance of Hofstede’s dimension of uncertainty avoidance as it pertains to language education in Japan. The article considers the main factors of the dimension and assesses their application and accuracy as to the influence of cultural identity on classroom learning. Furthermore, suggestions are made which need to be incorporated into any communicative learning environment in Japan in order to maximize learner participation and achieve improvements in language proficiency. The approaches and strategies are required in order to overcome communication barriers unique to a country such as Japan, which scored highly on Hofstede’s uncertainty avoidance index, meaning that it is a country whose people feel uncomfortable in, and therefore avoid, unpredictable situations.

Subject
360 Society
830 English
Keyword
Hofstede
uncertainty avoidance
cultural impact
Publish Date
2014-03-20
Publication Title
環太平洋大学研究紀要
Publication Title Alternative
Bulletin of International Pacific University
Volume
8
Start Page
71
End Page
77
ISSN
1882-479X
NCID
AA1230704X
Publisher
環太平洋大学
Publisher Alternative
International Pacific University
Copyright Holders
環太平洋大学
Contents Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
language
English
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