44 introductory psychology students at the University of Northern Iowa discussed social and political issues over ICQ chat software for approximately 25 minutes. Prior to the discussion, participants completed dominance, self-esteem, and shyness measures and an attitude pretest. Those high in dominance were more likely to initiate conversations, and those high in self-esteem contributed more to conversations. In addition, high initiators and those high in dominance and self-esteem and low in shyness were less likely to change their attitudes on some issues.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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Russell, Emily; Binder, Dana; Sievers, Allison; Lowe, Coryn; and Harton, Helen C.
"Personality and Attitude Change in Electronic Discussions,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 4:
1, Article 20.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol4/iss1/20