Dr. Kristine Fitch
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Intercultural Communication

Intercultural relations grow in importance as society expands into a global community. A key aspect in the successful growth of the global community is interpersonal relationships between people from different cultures. Scholars have studied intercultural friendship related to relational dialectic theory and conflict while creating approaches to understand the dynamics of intercultural friendships. I propose a study to examine how conflict episodes affect or alter intercultural friendships and how conflict is enacted in intercultural friendship dyads. By conducting hour-long interviews with 15 intercultural friendship dyads, an in-depth analysis is available for the examination of possible patterns in intercultural friendships.
Tasha  Williams
Pepperdine University