The scale is differentiated on the scale of low context culture to high context culture
where low context culture believe to have precise clear and written communication on contrary the high context culture
prefers to have sophisticated and layered communication "Reading between the lines".
Unfortunately, coming from a high context culture
, as the Romanian one is, where information is explicitly communicated with words, which are put in context, which is stated form the beginning and details are included in a holistic picture, the student was not able to cope with the demands of a very low context culture, as the Dutch one is, where personal relations and speech are compartmentalized, and showing an evident preference for main points, and ending with details.
The final part attempts to evaluate whether the majority of the respondents fall in the High Context culture
or the Low Context culture categories.
This phenomenon is commensurate with the perspective of China as a high context culture
and the U.S.
In such a high context culture
, leaders and followers are expected to listen to each other, try to understand what each party wants to say and mean, and show respect and support.
"Everyone knows not to do this" is a valid claim for a high context culture
where rules are implicit and rarely, if ever, broken.
China is a high context culture
, it focuses more on the value of relationships, social hierarchies, and less explicit communication.
Additionally, an important finding in our study is that even though individuals from high context cultures
are significantly less certain about communication overall, neither CA nor SPCC is predictive of communication certainty in either intracultural or intercultural relationships for those from high-context cultures.
"Because of the strength of the relationship or connection, the communication is understood through implication and less is communicated in an explicit manner" For example, in high context cultures
, a company's management team might communicate with its employees a hit more vaguely, allowing and trusting individuals to interpret their meaning.
Italy's cultural diversity, regional identity, and linguistic plurality form a sort of cultural syncretism capable of comprehending the tenets and the necessary characteristics of low context and high context cultures
. It may very likely constitute the missing link for bridging the gap of missignification (3) between the East and the West, between the North and the South.
For instance, most Asian countries are classified by Hall as having high context cultures
, in which nonverbal cues are used to ascribe meaning.