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A comparative study on the gratitude expressions of japanese and korean college students

Title
A comparative study on the gratitude expressions of japanese and korean college students
Author
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Keywords
Discourse completion test; Gratitude expressions; Japanese college students; Korean college students; Psychological test
Issue Date
2020-03
Publisher
Rushing Water Publishers Ltd.
Citation
Asia Life Sciences, v. 29, no. 1, page. 245-255
Abstract
This study surveyed gratitude expressions used by Korean and Japanese college students, with the goal of analyzing differences and their causes between the two groups. Three results were obtained from the study. First, the vast majority of Korean college students felt gratitude (77.3%) when a more senior college student helped them. In such a case, they used the gratitude expression “gomaweoyo (thank you)” type. Further, 56.8% of the Japanese college students felt gratitude and 30% of them felt sorry for the situation. The expressions of gratitude used in association with these emotions were the “arigatou (thank you)” type and “mousiwakenai (I’m sorry)” type, respectively. These results indicate that the Japanese college students feel a significant sense of “apology” toward the person from whom they receive assistance. Second, the Korean college students routinely used the gratitude expression “sada (to buy)” type, in the context of telling their helper that they will “buy” a meal or coffee (tea) in return for the assistance. In contrast, the Japanese college students did not use the equivalent expression, “ogoru (to buy)” type to express gratitude for help. Third, only 1.3% of the Korean college students thought that they had inconvenienced their helper, but a significantly higher proportion of the Japanese college students (10.1%) thought they did.
URI
https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85081748241&origin=inward&txGid=9de095690794ce5d1300c346d408453dhttps://repository.hanyang.ac.kr/handle/20.500.11754/163042
ISSN
0117-3375
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COLLEGE OF LANGUAGES & CULTURES[E](국제문화대학) > JAPANESE STUDIES(일본학과) > Articles
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