Regard et interculturarité (débat sur www.researchgate.net)
ALAIN ROBERT COULON ASKED : Is making eye contact very important in your culture to improve human relations?. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/post/Is_making_eye_contact_very_important_in_your_culture_to_improve_human_relations [accessed May 22, 2017].
I give an instance from my personal experience. The culture I come from regard eye contact especially with an an elderly person as a sort of disrespect or challenge. Then i arrived in Europe and discovered that eye contact is regarded as a mark o equality, agreement and giving one an undivided attention while an avoidance of eye contact is seen as a mark of cowardice,lack of attention or an attempt to conceal something. So, I always feel embarrassed when discussing with Europeans since I always have to make deliberate effort to look at the speaker straight in the eyes.
However, there are different forms of eye contact, some people stare at you to a point of impoliteness, perhaps this is an aspect you intend to explore in your research.