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Journal of Information Technology & Software Engineering

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Cultural comparison for the action of looking at a mobile phone display focusing on independent/ interdependent self

2nd Global Summit and Expo Multimedia & Applications

August 15-16, 2016 London, UK

Takashi Nakamura

Niigata University, Japan

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Inform Tech Softw Eng

Abstract :

This presentation is focused on, the action of looking at a mobile phone display, as a type of nonverbal behavior/ communication and compared it cross-culturally. The diversity of non-verbal behavior/communication was considered to be caused by the difference between Western and non-Western cultures. The questionnaire was conducted in 3 countries (the USA, Hong Kong and Japan), and a total of 309 subjects participated. The participants were required to record their opinions, for the action according to the situation, with ��?co-present��? familiar persons. The analysis declared that the difference between the USA and Japan was more pronounced as the relationship with the ��?co-present��? person was more intimate. The results of the Hong Kong sample were intermediate between those of the other two countries. The diversity was discussed in terms of independent/interdependent self in the perspective of cultural comparison and of mobile phone usage. The analysis revealed that the action as a form of non-verbal behavior/communication has functioned in human relationships and has been deeply embedded into culture in the mobile phone era.

Biography :

Takashi Nakamura has completed his PhD from Kobe University. He is the Professor of Media Studies in Faculty of Humanities in Niigata University. He has published more than 20 papers (including ones in Japanese) and two books (one as a single author and the other as a single editor) in Japanese. He is an Editorial Board Member of Annals of Behavioural Science.