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ID number:761979
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Published: 28.11.2001.
Language: English
Level: College/University
Literature: n/a
References: Not used
Table of contents
Nr. Chapter  Page.
  INTERACTION WITH STRANGERS    1
  INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH STRANGERS    1
  PERCEIVED SIMILARITY    2
  UNCERTAINTY REDUCTION    2
  EFFECTIVENESS IN COMMUNICATING WITH STRANGERS    2
  STRANGERS’ ADAPTATION TO NEW CULTURES    3
  ACCULTRATIVE COMMUNICATION PROCESS    3
  CULTURAL ADAPTATION    3
  TOWARDS INTRENATIONAL AND TRANSNATIONAL MANAGEMENT    3
  BECOMING INTERCULTURAL    4
Extract

Interpersonal relationships are sources of social contact and intimacy, two integral elements of human survival in any culture. Friendly relationships are an outgrowth of role relationships and are possibly a prelude to friendship, while friendships are intimate relationships involving two regard to the level of intimacy present – relationships being more intimate than friendly relations.
Another way in which friendly relations and friendship differ is with respect to the temporal dimension. Friendly relations, according to Kurth (1970), involve a present orientation, which focuses on the encounter that is taking place. In a friendship participants engage in interaction regarding the past and future, as well as the present.
In defining the term friendship, Wright (1978) focuses on two aspects of the relationships:
The voluntary nature of the interaction means friendship are entered into voluntarily and informally agree to get together often in the absence of external constrains or pressures.…

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