Identity Continuity Between Real Self and Virtual World Avatars

Wendy HUI, Thomas CHESNEY, Swee Hoon CHUAH, Robert HOFFMANN, Jeremy LARNER

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Abstract

Using a research design that minimizes contrast effects, this study provides evidence that there is identity continuity between the real world and the virtual world. We found a certain degree of similarity between the real self and the virtual world avatar in terms of physical characteristics. The subjects’ activities in the virtual world also reveal their real world gender and to a lesser extent their cultural background and the degree of urbanness and openness to experience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference : Internet Technologies & Society
EditorsPiet KOMMERS, Tomayess ISSA, Dian-Fu CHANG, Pedro ISAIAS
PublisherInternational Association for Development of the Information Society
Pages39-46
ISBN (Electronic)9789898533296
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 5th International Conference on Internet Technologies and Society - Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 1 Dec 20141 Dec 2014
https://its-conf.org/oldconferences/2014/

Conference

ConferenceThe 5th International Conference on Internet Technologies and Society
Abbreviated titleITS 2014
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period1/12/141/12/14
Internet address

Keywords

  • Identity Continuity
  • Virtual World
  • Avatar Design

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    HUI, W., CHESNEY, T., CHUAH, S. H., HOFFMANN, R., & LARNER, J. (2014). Identity Continuity Between Real Self and Virtual World Avatars. In P. KOMMERS, T. ISSA, D-F. CHANG, & P. ISAIAS (Eds.), Proceedings of the 5th International Conference : Internet Technologies & Society (pp. 39-46). International Association for Development of the Information Society. http://www.iadisportal.org/digital-library/identity-continuity-between-real-self-and-virtual-world-avatars