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ERIC Number: ED490640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-12
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Computer-Mediated Communication and Gender Difference: A Meta-Analysis
Li, Qing
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Apr 11-15, 2005)
The purpose of this review paper is to conduct an extensive meta-analysis of the empirical literature on gender difference in the use of computer-mediated communication (CMC). Specifically, the questions that this research addresses are: 1) Are there gender differences in people's behaviors in relation to CMC? If yes, to what extent? 2) What study features moderate the gender effects on the outcomes in a CMC environment? In this paper, 321 independent effect sizes were extracted from 50 studies involving a total of 63,889 users exploring the gender difference in the use of CMC. The results of this study show that just like in face-to-face environments, gender related stereotypical patterns do exist in virtual environments. (Contains 5 tables.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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