ECREA 2022 will take place from 19 to 22 October 2022, at which Gerhard Vowe will give a lecture and explore the question “Why is it that some people participate more and others less in political online discussions? Are personality traits responsible for this or the climate of opinion as a whole or in the respective context? A panel survey with embedded experiments showed that some personality traits, such as the belief that one can make a political difference and the perceived climate of opinion in the discussion, but not the overall climate of opinion, influence how much people engage.
Dohle, M., Kelm, O., Frieß, D., Ziegele, M. & Vowe, G. 2022, October). Personality traits or communication situation? Exploring factors influencing individuals’ participation in political online discussions. Annual Meeting of the European Communication Conference of ECREA, Aarhus.