PUERTO RICAN CULTURAL ASSESSMENT (INTERVIEW)
Pronunciation and enunciation: Dialect. Strong accent and lots of repetition
Use of silence: Frequent
Use of nonverbal: hand movement.
Touch: Accepts with difficulties.
How do you get your point across to others: Verbal Communication? “Trying to
understand what someone else is saying.”
Do you like communicating with friends, family, and acquaintances? “No, we argue a lot
with my sisters” Rarely talks with friends and colleagues.
When asked a question, do you usually respond in words or body movement or both? “I
frequently answer in words, I don’t use body actions.”
If you have something important to discuss with your family, how would you approach
them? “Arrange for a family meeting.”
The degree of comfort: “Move away when someone invades it.” Jones was distant
Distance of conversation: 4 feet or more
Definition of space:
Describe degree of comfort with closeness when talking with or standing near others: “I
don’t feel comfortable when people are too close.”