Religious Fundamentalism and Intercultural Communication: The Relationships Among Ethnocentrism, Intercultural Communication Apprehension, Religious Fundamentalism, Homonegativity, and Tolerance for Religious Disagreements

Jason S. Wrench, Michael W. Corrigan, James C. McCroskey, Narissra M. Punyanunt-Carter

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Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to examine the relationships among ethnocentrism, intercultural communication apprehension, religious fundamentalism, homonegativity, and tolerance for religious disagreements. This study found a positive relationship between religious fundamentalism with ethnocentrism and homonegativity. The study further found a negative relationship between tolerance for religious disagreement with ethnocentrism and religious fundamentalism. Lastly, homonegativity, ethnocentrism, and tolerance for religious disagreement were shown to account for approximately 17.5% of the variance in an individual's intercultural communication apprehension. However, religious fundamentalism was not shown to be related to intercultural communication apprehension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-44
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Intercultural Communication Research
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Ethnocentrism
  • Homonegativity
  • Intercultural Communication Apprehension
  • Religious Fundamentalism
  • Tolerance for Disagreements

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