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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620798
Title:
Put on a Smiley Face: Textspeak and Personality Perceptions
Authors:
Fullwood, Chris; Quinn, Sally; Chen-Wilson, Josephine; Chadwick, Darren; Reynolds, Katie
Abstract:
With the emergence of web 2.0 there has been a dramatic surge in user-generated content. Although the Internet provides greater freedom in self-presentation, computer-mediated communication is characterised by a more relaxed attitude to grammar, spelling and punctuation. The language of the Internet, or textspeak, may be suitable for casual interactions but inappropriate in professional contexts. We tested participant perceptions of an author’s personality in two distinct contexts (formal vs. informal) and manipulated the written information under three levels of textspeak: none, low and high. Participants judged the author as less conscientious and less open, but more emotionally stable when textspeak was used, however context had no impact. Personality perceptions of textspeak users differ to those who write in standard English and this is likely to extend to informal impression management contexts (e.g. online dating). These findings also have a number of implications, for example in terms of screening applicants via social media.
Citation:
Put on a Smiley Face: Textspeak and Personality Perceptions 2015, 18 (3):147 Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Publisher:
Mary Ann Liebert
Journal:
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Issue Date:
Mar-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620798
DOI:
10.1089/cyber.2014.0463
Additional Links:
http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/cyber.2014.0463
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2152-2715; 2152-2723
Sponsors:
University of Wolverhampton
Appears in Collections:
Psychology

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dc.contributor.authorFullwood, Chrisen
dc.contributor.authorQuinn, Sallyen
dc.contributor.authorChen-Wilson, Josephineen
dc.contributor.authorChadwick, Darrenen
dc.contributor.authorReynolds, Katieen
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-24T15:47:51Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-24T15:47:51Z-
dc.date.issued2015-03-
dc.identifier.citationPut on a Smiley Face: Textspeak and Personality Perceptions 2015, 18 (3):147 Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networkingen
dc.identifier.issn2152-2715-
dc.identifier.issn2152-2723-
dc.identifier.doi10.1089/cyber.2014.0463-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620798-
dc.description.abstractWith the emergence of web 2.0 there has been a dramatic surge in user-generated content. Although the Internet provides greater freedom in self-presentation, computer-mediated communication is characterised by a more relaxed attitude to grammar, spelling and punctuation. The language of the Internet, or textspeak, may be suitable for casual interactions but inappropriate in professional contexts. We tested participant perceptions of an author’s personality in two distinct contexts (formal vs. informal) and manipulated the written information under three levels of textspeak: none, low and high. Participants judged the author as less conscientious and less open, but more emotionally stable when textspeak was used, however context had no impact. Personality perceptions of textspeak users differ to those who write in standard English and this is likely to extend to informal impression management contexts (e.g. online dating). These findings also have a number of implications, for example in terms of screening applicants via social media.en
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMary Ann Lieberten
dc.relation.urlhttp://online.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/cyber.2014.0463en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networkingen
dc.subjectTextspeaken
dc.subjectpersonalityen
dc.subjectperceptionsen
dc.subjectimpression formationen
dc.subjectcyberpsychologyen
dc.titlePut on a Smiley Face: Textspeak and Personality Perceptionsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalCyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networkingen
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