Master of Arts (MA)
credibility, propriety, race, self-dislosure, teacher
This experimental study examined the effects of the propriety of computer-mediated teacher self-disclosure on perceptions of teacher credibility and how that relationship is moderated by ethnicity. Participants were assigned to one of four conditions: White Appropriate, Latina Appropriate, White Inappropriate, and Latina Inappropriate. Participants answered questions about the instructor's perceived credibility. Results suggest that teachers who engaged in appropriate self-disclosure were rated higher on teacher credibility than those with inappropriate Facebook® profiles. There was no main effect for ethnicity. Implications for classroom pedagogy, technology use, and areas for future research are discussed.
Ireland, Katherine Colleen, "Propriety of Self-Disclosure on Facebook: An Examination of Its Impact on Credibility" (2013). Master's Theses. 4343.