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Metzler, Anna; Scheithauer, Herbert – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2018
As Facebook enables adolescents to present themselves positively by means of their Facebook profile and to gain positive feedback for doing so, the aim of the current study is to investigate which kinds of adolescents' positive self-presentation in profile pictures and status updates are associated with positive feedback in terms of Likes from the…
Descriptors: Social Media, Content Analysis, Feedback (Response), Adolescents
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Shavers, Marjorie C.; Moore, James L., III – Journal of College Student Development, 2014
Drawing on a larger study, this qualitative investigation uses Black feminist thought as the interpretive lens to investigate perceptions and experiences of African American female doctoral students at predominately White institutions (PWIs). Semistructured interviews were used to gain an understanding of their experiences and how these…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, African Americans, Feminism, Whites
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Berbary, Lisbeth A. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2014
When embarking on ethnographic fieldwork, a researcher must carefully consider how to present oneself when entering the field. Presentations of self become particularly important when the culture under study maintains narrowly defined expectations for personal appearance and behavior. The more defined the expectations, the more important it is for…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Field Studies, Sororities, Educational Researchers
Soholt, Polli – NAMTA Journal, 2015
Polli Soholt points to normalization in the first plane as leading to the successful realization of the human personality, which is the basis of social development. Children who have cultivated concentration and purposeful work at an early age develop the virtues to become world citizens. Normalization can be assisted by certain practices: 1)…
Descriptors: Child Development, Social Attitudes, Social Development, Citizenship Education
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Begeer, Sander; Banerjee, Robin; Lunenburg, Patty; Terwogt, Mark Meerum; Stegge, Hedy; Rieffe, Carolien – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2008
The self-presentational behaviour of 43 6- to 12-year-old children with high functioning autism spectrum disorders (HFASD) and normal intelligence and 43 matched comparisons was investigated. Children were prompted to describe themselves twice, first in a baseline condition and then in a condition where they were asked to convince others to select…
Descriptors: Autism, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Behavior Problems, Children
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Bozkurt, Aras; Tu, Chih-Hsiung – Educational Media International, 2016
Social networks have become popular communication and interaction environments recently. As digital environments, so as ecosystems, they have potential in terms of networked learning as they fulfill some roles such as mediating an environment for digital identity formation and providing social and emotional presence. Based on this phenomenon, the…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Social Networks, Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Environment
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Koca-Helvaci, Zeynep Cihan – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2017
Since the public's awareness and interest in the usage of biotechnology in agriculture has increased drastically, this study seeks to discover the macro and micro discursive strategies in corporate image building by Monsanto, which is not only the leader but also happens to be the most criticized company of the agribusiness market (Mitchell,…
Descriptors: Corporations, Schemata (Cognition), Reputation, Merchandise Information
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Khoshsabk, Nastaran – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2017
The dramaturgical aspects of using social media are applied in this study from a sociological perspective (Goffman, 1959) to describe the process of gaining a sense of self through learning in online-environments. The exploration of data in this qualitative case study sheds light on the theatrical dimension of virtual self-presentation which can…
Descriptors: Social Media, Theater Arts, Electronic Learning, Identification
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White, David; Sutherland, Clare A. M.; Burton, Amy L. – Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 2017
People draw automatic social inferences from photos of unfamiliar faces and these first impressions are associated with important real-world outcomes. Here we examine the effect of selecting online profile images on first impressions. We model the process of profile image selection by asking participants to indicate the likelihood that images of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Nonverbal Communication, Photography, Selection
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Kozar, Olga – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2013
Private tutoring is a common and worldwide phenomenon. However, there is a dearth of up-to-date research on private tutoring compared with that on institutional one-to-one teaching, which could be explained by challenges associated with data collection. This article proposes using publicly available online advertisements of private tutors as a…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Trend Analysis, Qualitative Research, English (Second Language)
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Birnbaum, Matthew G. – Journal of College Student Development, 2013
This empirical study explored the impression management techniques and standardized performances college students use on their Facebook profiles to ensure their peers believe they are fully participating in the undergraduate experience. Employing an ethnographic research design and data collected using participant-observation and interview…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Web Sites, College Students, Peer Relationship
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van Compernolle, Rémi A.; Henery, Ashlie – Language Learning, 2014
In this article, we investigate the integration of concept-based pragmatics instruction, grounded in Vygotskian sociocultural psychology, in an intact second-semester French class (n = 13) over the course of an academic term. Our focus is on learners' appropriation of the concepts of self-presentation, social distance, and power with respect…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vignettes, Language Usage, Pragmatics
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Pruit, John C. – Qualitative Research in Education, 2014
Although there is literature explaining how female ethnographers negotiate male-dominated research settings, there is a lack of literature explaining how male ethnographers negotiate female-dominated settings. It is, more or less, taken for granted the research settings males choose will be suitable for them. The field of early childhood…
Descriptors: Masculinity, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Ethnography
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Hogan, Bernie – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2010
Presentation of self (via Goffman) is becoming increasingly popular as a means for explaining differences in meaning and activity of online participation. This article argues that self-presentation can be split into performances, which take place in synchronous "situations," and artifacts, which take place in asynchronous "exhibitions." Goffman's…
Descriptors: Theories, Figurative Language, Self Concept, Privacy
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Yang, Hui-Yu – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2021
The present empirical study investigated whether progressive visuospatial cues presented in a self-regulatory mode could assist learners in comprehending the operation of a mechanical system. In the present study, the interactivity and cueing were the independent variables in terms of investigating their effectiveness on retention and transfer…
Descriptors: Cues, Visual Stimuli, Comprehension, Retention (Psychology)
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