To be like you to be liked by you: Cultural effects on adjusting awareness information gathering behavior

Nanyi Bi, Susan R. Fussell, Jeremy Birnholtz

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Behavioral accommodation, the adjustment of one's own behavior to match that of other people, is prevalent in human communication, but people differ in the extent to which they accommodate each other. This paper presents a laboratory study examining how cultural background affects behavioral accommodation in awareness information gathering behaviors. Results suggested that members of collectivistic cultures (e.g., China) adjusted their behaviors to match those of their partners, when they were working with someone from other culture, whereas members of individualistic cultures (e.g.: the United States) did not accommodate when in the same situation. Our results suggest that accommodation exists even in online collaborations where no linguistic elements are involved, but this existence is affected by one's cultural background.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCABS 2014 - Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Conference on Collaboration Across Boundaries
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages31-40
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781450325578
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event5th ACM International Conference on Collaboration Across Boundaries, CABS 2014 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Aug 20 2014Aug 22 2014

Publication series

NameCABS 2014 - Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Conference on Collaboration Across Boundaries

Other

Other5th ACM International Conference on Collaboration Across Boundaries, CABS 2014
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period8/20/148/22/14

Keywords

  • accommodation
  • adjustment
  • awareness information
  • culture
  • liking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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