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Impact of social media on Intercultural Communication Competence of Chinese People living in Sweden
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Intercultural Communication Competence (ICC) describes the ability to interact with people from different cultures effectively and appropriately. In the impact of globalization and information technology development, social media facilitates intercultural communication and open a new space for intercultural interactions. As the impact of social media on ICC is not often explored, this study would shed light on this unexplored domain and focus on Chinese people who currently live in Sweden by asking the question:

How does social media influence the ICC of Chinese people living in Sweden?

This study adopts a mixed method: it uses a survey questionnaire followed by individual interviews, collecting both quantitative and qualitative data.

As a result, two factors stimulating ICC are identified. The role of social media on ICC when residence in the host country is confirmed, and two stages of ICC development associated with social media in the host country are explored. Last but not least, social media seems to influence the ICC of Chinese people living in Sweden in a positive way, however this positive impact is not independent of real social interaction with the host culture.

Abstract [sv]

Interkulturell kommunikationskompetens (ICC) beskriver möjligheten att integagera med människor från olika kulturer på ett effektiv och lämplig sätt. Globalisering och utveckling av informationsteknologin har gjort att det underlättar sociala mediers interkulturell kommunikation och öppnar nya sätt för interkulturella interactioner. Eftersom konsekvenserna av sociala medier angående ICC undersöks sällan ska denna studie lyfta fram denna outforskade domän, focus ska ligga på personer med kinesikt härkomst som för närvarande bor i Sverige genom att ställa frågan:

Hur påverkar sociala medier ICC för personer som bor I sverige av med kinesikt härkomst?

Denna studie anammar en blandad metod: den använder en enkätundersökning följt av individuella intervjuer, samlar både kvantitativ och kvalitativ data.

Som resultat identifieras två faktorer som stimulerar ICC. Sociala mediernas roll på ICC när bosättning i värdlandet bekräftas, och två steg i ICC-utvecklingen i samband med sociala medier i värdlandet utforskas. Sist men inte minst verkar sociala medier påverka den kinesiska befolkningens ICC på ett posetivt sätt, men denna positiva påverkan är beroende av verklig social interaktion med värdkulturen.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 15
Series
TRITA-EECS-EX ; 2019:406
Keywords [en]
Social Media Use; Intercultural Communication; Intercultural Communication Competence; Chinese People Living in Sweden; Development of Intercultural Communication Competence; Impact of social media on Intercultural Communication Competence.
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-254979OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-254979DiVA, id: diva2:1337091
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Available from: 2019-07-11 Created: 2019-07-11 Last updated: 2019-07-11Bibliographically approved

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