Digital Behavior of University Students in India and the U.S. Cultural Values and Communication Technologies in the Classroom

Robert Shuter, Uttaran Dutta, Pauline Cheong, Yashu Chen, Jeff Shuter

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Abstract

Focusing on Indian and American university students, this investigation explores the impact of authority values on students’ classroom digital behavior in individualistic and collectivistic societies. The results indicate that university students in India and the U.S. differ significantly in (1) frequency of digital usage, (2) preferred classroom policies to control usage, (3) perceived impact of digital usage on learning, attention, and student participation, (4) and preferred instructor strategies for handling distracting uses of digital media. The findings are discussed in terms of Indian and U.S. cultural value differences in the source and focus of authority within collectivistic and individualistic societies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalWestern Journal of Communication
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Mar 16 2017

Keywords

  • India & United States
  • Intercultural New Media
  • Mobile Devices & Education
  • University Classroom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Communication

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