The construction and deconstruction of identity on the Internet
The construction and deconstruction of identity is a significant issue, which has been studied extensively throughout the years and from various perspectives. However, during the past decades the scientific community has become particularly interested in this process’s unfolding and taking place to a remarkable extent within the Internet. The current research aims to investigate some key factors related to the construction of new identities in the context of the increased use of the Internet. Specifically, based on the two main research hypotheses that were raised, the notion of self-perception and that of educational level were studied in the first and in the second case respectively. For this purpose, quantitative research was carried out with the aid of a questionnaire, involving a total of 154 people, the majority of whom are women. Through statistical analysis, it was found that there is a statistically significant correlation between internet usage and identity construction. However, the effect of low self – perception and low level of education combined with the use of the Internet was found statistically insignificant in terms of identity construction.
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Gerogianni, E. M. ., Koupriza, G., Merkouri, E. ., & Prifti, I. A. . (2022). The construction and deconstruction of identity on the Internet. Homo Virtualis, 5(1), 12–31. https://doi.org/10.12681/homvir.30315
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