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ISSN: 2644-1217

Open Access Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Research Article(ISSN: 2644-1217)

Investigating China and United States Students Cultural Learning Beliefs: Focus on Habits and Time Factor

Volume 1 - Issue 2

Edeh Emmanuel Chidiebere*

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    • College of Chinese Language Studies, Zhejiang Normal University, China

    *Corresponding author: Edeh Emmanuel Chidiebere, College of Chinese Language Studies, Zhejiang Normal University, China

Received: October 22, 2018;   Published: October 29, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/OAJCAM.2018.01.000110

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Chinese students are generally known to be working harder, spending more time on academic activities and having a stronger commitment to educational goals than their American counterparts. The Confucian culture of learning, coupled with social and economic pressures, compel Chinese youths to place much greater emphasis on educational attainment. Drawn on survey data gathered from university students in both the USA and China, this study explores how study habits formed during school years affect time allocation decisions made by university students. We use samples of Shanghai and NYC college students to investigate young adults’ perceptions and attitudes toward the allocation of time between independent academic activities (studying and reading) and non-study activities (social networking, video gaming, and TV watching). The results appear to support claims that Chinese university students spend a greater time on independent academic activities than their US counterparts.

Keywords: USA China, College Students, Time Use, Academic Activities, Study Time, Reading Time, Digital Media, Video Gaming

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