Models of intercultural communication: identities, styles of acculturation, and premises for enjoying the company of one another—empirical data from the public sector in Norway
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Original versionAl-Araki, M. (2015). Models of intercultural communication: identities, styles of acculturation, and premises for enjoying the company of one another—empirical data from the public sector in Norway. Sage Open. doi: 10.1177/2158244015577795 http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2158244015577795
The research question addressed in this article is, “To which extent does intercultural communication depend on selfunderstanding, accumulated during the process of socialization, as well as the feeling of safety?” This question may have received less attention from researchers. This article draws upon modern and classical theories to explain the concept of self-understanding and the feeling of safety conceived in two meta-analytical models of socialization. The models were applied in a longitudinal study. They will be explained in detail, and the findings of the study will be discussed