Examining the Pseudonymity of Sports Message Boards and the Subsequent Effects on Levels of Self-Disclosure, Expressing Extreme Opinions, Emotional Flaming, and Fandom
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
School of Communication
Kevin R. Meyer
This study examined how not revealing one's identity (i.e., being pseudonymous) on sports message boards affects levels of self-disclosure, expression of extreme opinions, frequency of emotional flaming, and levels of fandom. Quantitative scales were developed to measure self-disclosure, expressing extreme opinions, emotional flaming, and fandom. After participants read two competing sports message board scenarios (one including a positive message and the other a negative message), they responded to the survey questions.
Marver, Todd, "Examining the Pseudonymity of Sports Message Boards and the Subsequent Effects on Levels of Self-Disclosure, Expressing Extreme Opinions, Emotional Flaming, and Fandom" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 333.
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