Culture of Honor and Self-Presentation on MySpace Profiles

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Show simple item record Wallpe, Kevin en_US 2011-06-13T15:14:12Z 2011-06-13T15:14:12Z 2010-05 en_US 2010-05
dc.description.abstract Self-presentation through mediated communication is a novel phenomenon that has not been researched in depth. There is a Culture of Honor that is alleged to exist in southern regions of the United States. Research has shown southern males to be more violent and aggressive than their northern counterparts on numerous variables. The current study analyzed whether the Culture of Honor would transfer onto an individual‟s online self-presentation through the social networking site Participants were white males between the ages of eighteen and twenty five. It was hypothesized that southern males would present themselves more aggressively than northern males. A content analysis of 320 MySpace profiles revealed that southern and northern males present themselves similarly in terms of aggression. This may be due to the fact that a majority of the Culture of Honor research is related to direct aggression. Self-presentation through mediated communication would be considered indirect aggression and may have led to similar styles of presenting one‟s self. en_US
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