Gender Differences in the Writing of Mobile Phone Email in Japan: A Follow-up Study
Douglass J. Scott, Waseda University (Japan), Japan ; Yuuki Kato, Tokyo University of Social Welfare, Japan ; Shogo Kato, Waseda University (Japan), Japan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper is an extension of last year’s pilot study which examined gender differences in informal mobile phone email messages of Japanese young people. This year’s project expanded the sample size from 42 to 137 first-year students at a large, private university in Tokyo. The participants were asked to recommend a restaurant to a friend in the form of a mobile telephone email message. Results indicate that gender differences exist with women using decorative marks more than three times more on average than their male counterparts and emoticons twice as frequently. These results are similar to, but more detailed than, last year’s report. The next phase of this project is to collect data in other countries for a cross-cultural comparison.
Scott, D.J., Kato, Y. & Kato, S. (2008). Gender Differences in the Writing of Mobile Phone Email in Japan: A Follow-up Study. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 256-261). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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