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Table 6 Overall percentages of utterances per category and correlations between utterance proportions and cultural dimensions of assessors

From: Exploring the influence of cultural orientations on assessment of communication behaviours during patient-practitioner interactions

Variable Overall percentage of utterances per category (SD) Correlation with Power-Distance (r) Correlation with Masculinity-Femininity (r) Correlation with Uncertainty Avoidance (r) Correlation with Individualism-Collectivism (r)
Video 1 Instrumental
 Positive 9.56% (0.07) −.236 −.025 .135 −.064
 Negative 24.1% (0.18) .167 −.015 −.006 −.115
 Total Instrumental 33.7% (0.17) −.100 −.066 .028 −.207
Video 1 Affective
 Positive 1.54% (0.04) −.360 −.396* .127 −.032
 Negative 64.8% (0.17) −.067 .120 −.067 .204
 Total Affective 66.3% (0.18) −.100 .066 −.028 .207
Video 2 Instrumental
 Positive 33.7% (0.18) .063 .024 .056 −.022
 Negative 5.74% (0.12) .150 .078 −.226 −.017
 Total Instrumental 39.4% (0.17) .195 .199 −.031 .064
Video 2 Affective
 Positive 49.9% (0.17) .030 −.027 −.267 −.126
 Negative 10.2% (0.15) −.066 −.307 .219 .189
 Total Affective 60.2% (0.18) −.194 −.191 .044 −.050
Video 3 Instrumental
 Positive utterances 7.62% (0.16) .372 .363 .117 .070
 Negative utterances 39.9% (0.20) −.533* −.529 * .179 −.243
 Total Instrumental 47.5% (0.19) −.247 −.343 .325 −.081
Video 3 Affective
 Positive utterances 10.1% (0.13) .354 .441* −.062 .121
 Negative utterances 42.4% (0.20) .104 .117 −.205 .015
 Total Affective 52.5% (0.19) .247 .343 −.325 .081
  1. *denotes statistical significance (p < 0.05)
  2. r = Spearman’s Rank Correlation Coefficient