The Communication of Respect as a Significant Dimension of Cross-Cultural Communication Competence

Lauren Mackenzie, Megan Wallace


The communication of respect has been established as a significant dimension of cross-cultural communication competence. Although there have been several noteworthy studies devoted to the differences in respectful communication across cultures, more research is needed to define and fully understand respect in cross-cultural interaction. The purpose of this article is to provide a strong rationale for the importance of continued study devoted to the communication of respect and to suggest a framework for categorizing the culture-general dimensions of the communication of respect. As such, the article includes a comprehensive literature review synthesizing scholarship devoted to the communication of respect from both academic and professional disciplines. Building on the basis of this literature, a categorization of the various dimensions of the communication of respect is provided in order to inform future research into the interpersonal expression of respect.
Key words: Communication; Respect; Cross-cultural competence

La communication de respect a été établi comme une dimension importante de la compétence de la communication interculturelle. Même s'il y a eu plusieurs études remarquables consacrées à des différences dans la communication respectueuse entre les cultures, d'autres recherches sont nécessaires pour définir et comprendre pleinement le respect dans l'interaction interculturelle. Le but de cet article est de fournir une justification solide pour l'importance de la poursuite des études consacrées à la communication de respect et de proposer un cadre pour la catégorisation des dimensions de la culture générale de la communication de respect. En tant que tel, l'article comporte une revue de littérature exhaustive synthétiser des bourses consacrées à la communication de respect de disciplines académiques et professionnels, y compris les domaines de la communication, psychologie sociale, la gestion, l'éducation et la santé. S'appuyant sur la base de cette littérature, une catégorisation des différentes dimensions de la communication de respect est fourni afin d'informer les futures recherches sur l'expression de respect interpersonnel.
Mots-clés: Communication; Le respect; La compétence transculturelle


Communication; Respect; Cross-cultural competence; Communication; Le respect; La compétence transculturelle



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