Exploring the meaning of pride and shame in Hong Kong-Chinese

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComponents of emotional meaning
Subtitle of host publicationA sourcebook
EditorsJohnny J.R. Fontaine, Klaus R. Scherer, Cristina Soriano
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages482-485
ISBN (Print)9780199592746
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameSeries in affective science
PublisherOxford University Press

Abstract

This chapter presents the findings on the meaning of two self-evaluative emotion terms, pride and shame, in Hong Kong-Chinese, and the comparison with their American English counterparts. Although individuals from the two cultural groups generally reported similar patterns of emotional features for these two emotions, some differences were also evident: particularly in terms of appraisal and subjective feelings in the case of pride, as well as physiological symptoms and subjective feelings in the case of shame. These differences can be understood by the importance of the autonomous-relational self among Hong Kong-Chinese. The findings demonstrate the extent to which culture helps shape the meaning of emotion words.

Research Area(s)

  • pride, shame, autonomous-relational self, self-construal

Citation Format(s)

Exploring the meaning of pride and shame in Hong Kong-Chinese. / Wong, Sowan; Yeung, Dannii Y.

Components of emotional meaning: A sourcebook. ed. / Johnny J.R. Fontaine; Klaus R. Scherer; Cristina Soriano. UK : Oxford University Press, 2013. p. 482-485 37 (Series in affective science).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)