College of Arts and Sciences
Cultural influences are among the forces affecting people’s willingness and ability to accept assistance from other people. Such forces complicate matters when help recipients are in culturally vulnerable positions, such as while experiencing homelessness within US society. This study synthesized existing research relevant to this situation in order to propose and justify a particular interpersonal communication approach to providing help across cultural and power barriers. Such attitude- and skill-guidelines should increase people’s likelihood of accepting assistance offered via such communication practices while in the vulnerable, one-down power position associated with experiencing homelessness in US society.
Communication--Cross-cultural studies; Homelessness--United States
Citation: Pilot Scholars Version (Modified MLA Style)
Muller, Camden L., "Cultural Change and Differences on Accepting Help: Understanding how Cultures View and Accept Help Due to Differences and Change" (2018). Communication Studies Undergraduate Publications, Presentations and Projects. 91.