The Effect of Presentation and First Impressions in the Webcam on Social Status Judgments
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- Trustworthiness; First impression formation; Online; Decontextualised
Nowadays, more human interactions occur online. It remains questionable how people make impression judgments of others from their camera presentation. This study aimed to investigate how camera presentation differences during a brief online meeting affect subsequent social status judgments. We manipulated two levels of camera presentation: ‘smart’ presentation presented as professional dress and tidy background; ‘casual’ presentation presented as relaxed dress and messy background. We operationalized the social status impression as a subjective social status ranking. We found that there was a significant difference of social status ranking scores between ‘smart’ and ‘casual’ condition, and that the ranking in ‘smart’ condition was higher than ‘casual’ condition. Additionally, we conducted a Pearson correlation test and found a positive correction between social status ranking and trustworthiness ranking. According to this study, individuals could infer others’ social status via clothing and background cues during online interaction. Our study represents for the first demonstration of status impressions via online video presentation.
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TY - CONF AU - Yixuan Li PY - 2022 DA - 2022/06/01 TI - The Effect of Presentation and First Impressions in the Webcam on Social Status Judgments BT - Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1060 EP - 1065 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.193 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220504.193 ID - Li2022 ER -