Private Self-Awareness and Aggression in Computer-Mediated Communication: Abusive User Comments on Online News Articles

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Although there have been previous studies in social psychology on the association between self-awareness and aggression, none has investigated the relationship in computer-mediated communication (CMC). The present study aims to replicate the findings in the context of CMC, by replacing the traditional mirror manipulation of private self-awareness with a real-time video image of oneself, and by measuring the intention of verbal aggression in abusive user comments on online news articles. As predicted, two experiments (N = 163) found that participants were less likely to agree with abusive comments and intend to write such comments when private self-awareness is induced. The effects of device size, self-monitoring, and social norm were also examined. In addition to extending theories of self-awareness to the context of CMC, the study offers a novel approach to addressing incivility on the Internet.
Publisher
TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC
Issue Date
2019-08
Language
English
Article Type
Article
Citation

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION, v.35, no.13, pp.1160 - 1169

ISSN
1044-7318
DOI
10.1080/10447318.2018.1514822
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/263275
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RIMS Journal Papers
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