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Familiarity among participants on a BBS: Analysis of relationship between depth of self-disclosure of questions and replies
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, , Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

In text-based CMC, it is difficult for participants to feel familiarity for each other. This research involved an experiment which focused on self-disclosures of participants on BBS. Postings with three levels of depth of self-disclosure (deep, shallow and no self-disclosure) were prepared, and the replies of subjects to those postings were compared. The results showed that replies to postings with a deep level of self-disclosure were longer than for the other two levels. Moreover, compared with the postings including no self-disclosure, it was shown that the subjects felt a high degree of familiarity for participants who did postings including deep or shallow self-disclosure. It was shown that this result is unrelated to the written form (written language / spoken language) of the postings.

Citation

Kato, S. & Akahori, K. (2005). Familiarity among participants on a BBS: Analysis of relationship between depth of self-disclosure of questions and replies. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 715-722). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 8, 2019 from .