Cross-cultural examination of the semantic dimensions of body postures.

@article{Kudoh1985CrossculturalEO,
  title={Cross-cultural examination of the semantic dimensions of body postures.},
  author={Takashi Kudoh and David Matsumoto},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1985},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={1440-6}
}
In two studies, we examined the cross-cultural validity of the dimensional structures with which postures are judged. In Study 1, 686 Japanese subjects rated 40 posture expressions on sixteen 5-point semantic differential scale items. Subjects inferred an encoder's attitude towards oneself (i.e., the decoding subject) in hypothetical dyadic situations. A principal-component factor analysis yielded evidence for three independent dimensions resembling those proposed by Schlosberg (1954), Osgood… CONTINUE READING

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