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Hample, Dale and Chrysi Rapanta. 2015. Orientations to Interpersonal Arguing in the United Arab Emirates, with Comparisons to the United States, China, and India. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research 44 (4) : 263–287.
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United Arab Emirates (UAE) is nowadays a center of 200 nationalities with diverse lifestyles and religions. This study explores basic orientations to arguing amid UAE residents (N = 157), with a set of self-report devices covering argument frames, clash personalization, argumentativeness, and verbal pugnacity. UAE residents' responses were similar to three collation countries (US, India, and China) as to argument motives, but they diverged as to argument frames and clash personalization. Results are debated with respect to cultural aspects and their importance for trade and education.