Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

1-5-2014 2:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 3:00 PM

Project Type

Poster

Description

Our study examined self-monitoring consistency and mean-levels of self-monitoring across four different contexts: Social networking sites (SNS), email, texting-like communication, and face-to-face. Participants completed a total of five self-monitoring scales, one for each context and a general scale with no context given. Before each context-related scale participants answered general demographics questions about their experience in each context to help orient themselves within the context. We expect that self-monitoring will show a significant general level of consistency across all online contexts observed and face-to-face contexts. We also predict that less formal or more expressive forms of Internet communication like SNS and texting will elicit higher levels of self-monitoring compared to more formal forms of online communication like email due to the availability of expressive social cues.

Faculty Sponsor

Christopher Soto

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Psychology Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

255

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May 1st, 2:00 PM May 1st, 3:00 PM

Self-Monitoring Across Real World and Digital Contexts

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Our study examined self-monitoring consistency and mean-levels of self-monitoring across four different contexts: Social networking sites (SNS), email, texting-like communication, and face-to-face. Participants completed a total of five self-monitoring scales, one for each context and a general scale with no context given. Before each context-related scale participants answered general demographics questions about their experience in each context to help orient themselves within the context. We expect that self-monitoring will show a significant general level of consistency across all online contexts observed and face-to-face contexts. We also predict that less formal or more expressive forms of Internet communication like SNS and texting will elicit higher levels of self-monitoring compared to more formal forms of online communication like email due to the availability of expressive social cues.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/113