#Förstårdumig?: En kvalitativ studie om hur digitaliseringen påverkat kommunikationen och relationen mellan yngre och äldre generationer
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
#Doyouunderstandme? : A qualitative study of how digitization has influenced the communication and relationship between younger and older generations (Swedish)
Purpose/Aim: Our purpose with this study is to examen the differences in communication between digital immigrants and digital natives, how the digitization has changed our way to communicate in an interpersonal matter.
Main Results: Through our study we have concluded that barriers do exist between students (natives) and teachers (immigrants), but not to the extent we first predicted. The digitization has resulted in a change in the way we communicate and our relation to each other. But in a purely communicative matter, the digitization hasn’t made it harder for natives and immigrants to understand each other, but it has contributed to new vocabulary and the use of the language. New codes has been developed, but thanks to the younger generations ability to adapt to change - this linguistic difference it is not a problem for the understanding of the code used by the immigrants. Through our study, we discovered, however, an unwillingness or fear of the immigrants to adapt to the younger code, and adapt to the technological change.
Key Words: digital native, digital immigrant, digitization, communication, interpersonal, barriers, code, encoding, decoding, context, culture
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 58 p.
digital native, digital immigrant, digitization, communication, interpersonal, barriers, code, encoding, decoding, context, culture
digitalisering, kommunikation, barriärer, interpersonell, koda, avkoda, kontext, kultur
Media and Communications
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-19593OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-19593DiVA: diva2:531450
Subject / course
Media and Communications Science
Media Management Programme, 180 credits
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law