Example of high Power Distance, Hierarchy, and Respect for Tradition

A teacher, teaching a multicultural class in India offered an optional class on a particular subject for those who were interested. “Of the one hundred and fifty or so students, about twenty-five were Koreans. To the teacher’s surprise, they all showed up. Some were obviously tired, yet they came..... The reason they came was because the teacher invited them. They could not disappoint the teacher by not coming”. Respect for the teacher was required, and non-attendance from the Korean contingent would have, in their minds, communicated a lack of respect.