- Virtual Gender Identity : The Linguistic Assimilation to Gendered Avatars in Computer-Mediated Communication(Palomares & 이은주)
- 연구 기간 2010.03.01
- Date2017-11-29 00:32:42
Palomares, N. A., & Lee, E.-J. (2010). Virtual Gender Identity : The Linguistic Assimilation to Gendered Avatars in Computer-Mediated Communication. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 29(1), 5–23.
This research examined how individuals’ gendered avatar might alter their use of gender-based language (i.e., references to emotion, apologies, and tentative language) in text-based computer-mediated communication. Specifically, the experiment tested if men and women would linguistically assimilate a virtual gender identity intimated by randomly assigned gendered avatars (either matched or mismatched to their true gender). Results supported the notion that gender-matched avatars increase the likelihood of gender-typical language use, whereas gender-mismatched avatars promoted countertypical language, especially among women. The gender of a partner’s avatar, however, did not influence participants’ language. Results generally comport with self-categorization theory’s gender salience explanation of gender-based language use.
Keywords : gender-linked language, social identity, intergroup communication, message production, stereotypes, prototypes