Students’ Emotional Transfers in Online Environment
Abstract: Emotion is a very important aspect of understanding of people’ feelings in both online and real life. This initial study is structured to investigate how people are flexible not only transferring their emotion but also receiving their friends’ emotions. This non-experimental and descriptive research was conducted on 808 people during the years 2009-2010 in Turkey from different universities. The questionnaires were submitted online and the data was collected online. The result shows that students are trying to understand others’ feelings, and they are willing to be understood in online environments. The data also showed that emoticons are one of the important indicators of not only transferring emotions but also receiving the emotional messages. The other results will be discussed during the presentation.