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Emoticon Usage in Task-Oriented and Socio-Emotional Contexts in Online Discussion Boards

Title: Emoticon Usage in Task-Oriented and Socio-Emotional Contexts in Online Discussion Boards.
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Name(s): Yigit, Osman Taner, author
Losh, Susan Carol, professor directing thesis
Roehrig-Bice, Alysia, committee member
Jeong, Allan, committee member
Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study aims to understand the frequency of emoticon usage in Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) using discussion boards. It also aims to understand whether the contexts (i.e., socio-emotional versus task oriented contexts) in which emoticons are used make any difference. In addition, this study will examine whether using emoticons in online discussion boards helps communicators to exchange emotions and thus to enhance the message content. The result of the study suggests that participants use more emoticons when they are provided. Participants in socio-emotional contexts use more emoticons than they do in task-oriented contexts. The results of the study also suggest that participants in socio-emotional contexts found emoticons helpful in expressing their ideas and in understanding others' ideas, and also expressing their feelings and understanding others' feelings.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-0665 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2005.
Date of Defense: Date of Defense: June 3, 2005.
Keywords: Online Discussion, Emoticon, Contexts
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Susan Carol Losh, Professor Directing Thesis; Alysia Roehrig-Bice, Committee Member; Allan Jeong, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Educational psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-0665
Host Institution: FSU

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Yigit, O. T. (2005). Emoticon Usage in Task-Oriented and Socio-Emotional Contexts in Online Discussion Boards. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-0665