Perception of Cultural Diversity

İsa Erbaş

Abstract


The perception of cultural diversity is to accept and respect other nations’ cultures. This means that people need to understand and recognize others` similarities and differences. The differences and similarities might be race, political implications of ethnicity, gender, economic status, nations, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or any other ideologies. The cultural diversity and differences emerge from the ethnic identity. People need to focus on living together with other people who are from different nations.The topic of perception of cultural diversity creates one of the most significant issues today, and the issue also may continue in the future. The cultural groupings make the whole culture in one country. People need to be acknowledged in order to develop and increase their awareness, understanding, opinions and appreciation of the different cultures. People should be aware that each culture, race and ethnicity makes a significant contribution to the world.This study begins by defining culture, cultural diversity and its influence on people and the cultural perception of people. The paper uses quantitative method with survey questionnaire. The structured questionnaire has been used to collect data.During the whole research and after the completion of the research, the researcher should abide by the ethical code of The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).The SPSS 16, and the Nvivo10 were used to find and analyse the collected data.The results of this paper show that there have been different views regarding the topic “perception of cultural diversity”. It has been claimed that people should understand each other and go beyond simple tolerance and embrace and respect the rich cultural diversity, ethnicity and various cultures that each individual maintains.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n11p186


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