Interviewees' Answers

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Culture : Chinese

Student Name: Aashish Dhawan
Student ID: 300216700
Course: CMNS 1104
Professor Name: Hyoshin Kim


The culture that I have chosen is 'Chinese' culture. I decided to research on this culture because the culture is one of the oldest cutures and there are a lot of chinese people in Canada. China is the most populated country in the world and like almost everything is made in China.
China is one
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Ans : I would like to see more families accepting girls.

Time Orientation
Interviee name : Jierun chou

⦁ What are the dinner,lunch and breakfast timings in your culture ?
Ans : Breakfast between 7-9 a.m., Lunch between 1-2:30 p.m. and Dinner between 7-8:30 p.m.

⦁ Are people in your culture time oriented ?
Ans : Yeah most of the people usually are.

⦁ At what time do people usually go to sleep ?
Ans : Older people sleep earlier, younger people sleep late.

⦁ Do people of your culture strictly follow the scheduled timings ? For eg. Breakfast timings ?
Ans : It varies from person to person, but most of them do.

⦁ Have you noticed any changes between the young and old generations regarding time orientation ?
Ans : Most of the people are punctual.

My own answers to the questions,connecting them to Hofstede's dimensions Power Distance

My culture has a low type of a power distance. In my country also, people are considered to be superior because of their wealth because people have a thinking that a person who is rich, has more power . The way the people greet their parents is by sayin 'mom' or 'dad'. In my culture,that is New Delhi's culture which is also like the culture of almost my whole country that when a decision is to be made,it is usually made by the mother and father together,i.e. mutual decision is made.
The younger generations are not serious about their
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