Culture And Concerns Of South Korea Essay

1028 Words Jan 27th, 2015 5 Pages
Culture and Concerns South Korea is a country with a very rich culture and is very different from our own culture here in the United States. One of the aspects of South Korean culture that stand out the most is its hierarchical structure. This section will explain how the different cultural frameworks and concepts apply to South Korean culture. The first is the sociology framework. Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck described culture as having 6 different dimensions: time, space, activity, relationships among people, relations to nature, and basic human nature. We will discuss four of the dimensions that we found to be most important and relevant to South Korean culture. We will also explore Hofstede’s psychology frameworks of power distance, collectivism, uncertainty avoidance and Confucian dynamism as it relates to culture and in conjunction with the sociology frameworks. After this analysis, we will take a look into other important aspects of culture including general information as well as government and legal structure.
The time orientation in South Korean culture is a mixture of past and future depending on which aspect of culture you observe. South Korean culture is very much past oriented when we look at how they worship their ancestors and how highly they value and strictly uphold tradition. South Korean children are raised on the notion that they can never repay their debts to their parents, which is likely the reason behind the popularity of ancestral worship…

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