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Cultural differences in providing wayfinding directions

Bangel, K. (2009) Cultural differences in providing wayfinding directions.

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Abstract:The research study described in the present paper is the development of a previous study by Hund, Haney and Seanor (2008), exploring the effect of culture and recipient perspective on the frequency of providing several descriptive features in giving wayfinding directions. Presenting a fictitious model town with pictures of 17 landmarks and 29 streets, we asked 38 native Dutch speaking participants to provide wayfinding directions from one specific starting location to a verbally given destination in the model town. Based on the theoretical distinction between prototypical route and survey descriptions, directions were given to fictional addressees in route and survey situations
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/59040
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