ERIC Number: EJ1034969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
East vs. West: A Comparison of Mobile Phone Use by Chinese and American College Students
Rosehfeld, Barbara; O'Connor-Petruso, Sharon A.
College Student Journal, v48 n2 p312-321 Sum 2014
Mobile phones are used around the world, however, there are no definitive rules regarding their appropriate use. In the absence of such codification, the researchers surveyed 225 American and 115 Chinese college students to understand their perceptions of etiquette and appropriate use of mobile phones both in the classroom and in other public places. Several cultural similarities and significant mean differences were found. Similarly, results evince the need for established rules for mobile phone etiquette and the need to implement mobile phones as learning tools in the curriculum.
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; United States