Preferred Interpersonal Distances: A Global Comparison

Agnieszka Sorokowska , Piotr Sorokowski , Peter Hilpert , Katarzyna Cantarero , Tomasz Frackowiak , Khodabakhsh Ahmadi , Ahmad M. Alghraibeh , Richmond Aryeetey , Anna Bertoni , Karim Bettache , Sheyla Blumen , Marta Błażejewska , Tiago S. Bortolini , Marina Butovskaya , Felipe Nalon Castro , Hakan Cetinkaya , Diana Cunha , Daniel David , Oana A. David , Fahd A. Dileym , Alejandra del Carmen Dominguez Espinosa , Silvia Donato , Daria Dronova , Seda Dural , Jitka Fialová , Maryanne Fisher , Evrim Gulbetekin , Aslihan Hamamcioglu Akkaya , Ivana Hromatko , Raffaella Iafrate , Mariana Iesyp , Bawo James , Jelena Jaranovic , Feng Jiang , Charles Obadiah Kimamo , Grete Kjelvik , Firat Koç , Amos Laar , Fívia de Araújo Lopes , Guillermo Macbeth , Nicole M. Marcano , Rocio Martinez , Norbert Mesko , Natalya Molodovskaya , Khadijeh Moradi , Zhrasadat Motahari , Alexandra Mühlhauser , Jean Carlos Natividate , Joseph Ntayi , Elisabeth Oberzaucher , Oluyinka Ojedokun , Mohd Sofian Bin Omar-Fauzee , Ike E. Onyishi , Anna Paluszak , Alda Portugal , Eugenia Razumiejczyk , Anu Realo , Ana Paula Relvas , Maria Rivas , Muhammad Rizwan , Svjetlana Salkičević , Ivan Sarmány-Schuller , Susanne Schmehl , Oksana Senyk , Charlotte Sinding , Eftychia Stamkou , Stanislava Stoyanova , Denisa Šukolová , Nina Sutresna , Meri Tadinac , Andero Teras , Edna Lύcia Tinoco Ponciano , Ritu Tripathi , Nachiketa Tripathi , Mamta Tripathi , Olja Uhryn , Maria Emília Yamamoto , Gyesook Yoo , John D. Pierce, Jr.

Abstract

Human spatial behavior has been the focus of hundreds of previous research studies. However, the conclusions and generalizability of previous studies on interpersonal distance preferences were limited by some important methodological and sampling issues. The objective of the present study was to compare preferred interpersonal distances across the world and to overcome the problems observed in previous studies. We present an extensive analysis of interpersonal distances over a large data set (N = 8,943 participants from 42 countries). We attempted to relate the preferred social, personal, and intimate distances observed in each country to a set of individual characteristics of the participants, and some attributes of their cultures. Our study indicates that individual characteristics (age and gender) influence interpersonal space preferences and that some variation in results can be explained by temperature in a given region. We also present objective values of preferred interpersonal distances in different regions, which might be used as a reference data point in future studies.
Author Agnieszka Sorokowska
Agnieszka Sorokowska,,
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, Piotr Sorokowski
Piotr Sorokowski,,
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, Peter Hilpert
Peter Hilpert,,
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, Katarzyna Cantarero (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie)
Katarzyna Cantarero,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie
, Tomasz Frackowiak
Tomasz Frackowiak,,
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, Khodabakhsh Ahmadi
Khodabakhsh Ahmadi,,
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, Ahmad M. Alghraibeh
Ahmad M. Alghraibeh,,
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, Richmond Aryeetey
Richmond Aryeetey,,
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, Anna Bertoni
Anna Bertoni,,
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, Karim Bettache
Karim Bettache,,
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et al.`
Journal seriesJournal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, ISSN 0022-0221, (A 30 pkt)
Issue year2017
Vol48
Pages1-16
Publication size in sheets0.75
Keywords in Englishinterpersonal distance, spatial behavior, culture, cultural psychology
ASJC Classification3314 Anthropology; 3316 Cultural Studies; 3207 Social Psychology
DOIDOI:10.1177/0022022117698039
URL https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315536031_PREFERRED_INTERPERSONAL_DISTANCES_A_GLOBAL_COMPARISON
Languageen angielski
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Cantarero afiliacja Preferred20170707.pdf 38.18 KB
Score (nominal)30
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.468; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.348 (2) - 2017=2.229 (5)
Citation count*118 (2020-10-21)
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