alexa Abstract | Cultural Comparison for the Action of Looking At a Mobile Phone Display Focusing on Independent/Interdependent Self

Bioceramics Development and Applications
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This paper 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 nonverbal behavior/communication was considered to be caused by the difference between Western and non-Western cultures. The questionnaire was conducted in three 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 nonverbal behavior/communication has functioned in human relationships and has been deeply embedded into culture in the mobile phone era.

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Author(s): Takashi Nakamura , Adam Acar, Mark Ng


Mobile phone, Independent, Nonverbal Behavior, Interdependent, Communication, Smartphones, Bio Ceramics, Bio inert Materials, Biopolymers, Calcium Phosphate, Ceramic Engineering, Ceramic Metal Oxides, Ceramics, Implants Biology, Endodontics, Material Science, Medicine, Prosthetic Devices, Tissue Scaffold, Injectable bone substitute material, Human osteoblasts, Hydroxyapatite, Bone

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