Situational selves of online identity and rationality in choosing – More examples of the college students’ online identity in China

Yue Qin, John Lowe

Research output: Journal PublicationArticlepeer-review

Abstract

The Internet has provided a new context for the exploration of the concept of identity. Different identities were expressed on different online settings, which indicates the feature of ‘situational selves’ of online identities. By comparing the differences among WeChat identity, Weibo identity and offline identity, more examples were introduced not only to explain ‘situational selves’, but also the ‘rationality’ in choosing among different online identities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)612-631
JournalCulture and Psychology
Volume27
Issue number4
Early online date9 Jan 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Online identity
  • rationality in choosing
  • situational self

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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