The Analysis of Good Practices and Communication Difficulties within the Romanian Univeristy Environment Via Hofstede’s Axiological Dimensions
Daniela-Victoria Zaharia, Andrei Holman, Liviu-George Maha, Luminiţa-Mihaela Iacob
In tackling the Romanian academic environment, we were interested in the extent to which the perception of communication blockages and of good organizational communication practices are correlated with the cultural dimensions of the model formulated by Hofstede (1980/ 2001). 939 subjects, from the four categories of envisioned stakeholders (teaching staff, administrative staff, students, employers) responded to three questionnaires: 1. a questionnaire targeting factors that have a negative influence on communication within universities; 2. a questionnaire targeting a three-dimensional evaluation of good communication practices; 3. a questionnaire targeting cultural values [Hofstede, 1994]. The results have shown the existence of significant correlations not only among cultural values and perceived communication blockages, but also among cultural values and evaluation of good practices (existence, implementation possibilities, and benefits). We have highlighted both similarities and differences among the positions of the envisaged stakeholders. The results mark out that axiological anchoring can erase certain ”borders” among stakeholders and also that the same attitude-value pattern can have different effects. The present results highlight the need for a differentiated approach in measuring and improving institutional communication.
communication, good practices, blockage, attitude-value orientation
DANIELA-VICTORIA ZAHARIA – Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences,”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi, e-mail: email@example.com
ANDREI HOLMAN – Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences,”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVIU-GEORGE MAHA – Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi, e-mail: email@example.com
LUMINIŢA-MIHAELA IACOB – Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences,”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org