The Effects of Avatar Personalization and Human -Virtual Agent Interactions on Self -Esteem

WJD Koek, VHH Chen

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Abstract

Extant literature has suggested that VR may be a potential avenue to enhance self-esteem. However, the understanding toward the underlying technological mechanisms and their corresponding effects on the self are still not comprehensive. To address this research gap, the current study designed a series of social interactions in VR where participants (N = 171) embodied either a personalized or non-personalized avatar and had either positive or negative interactions with a virtual agent. Findings showed that participants who embodied a personalized avatar experienced a positive change in self-esteem from pre- to post-simulation, regardless of the virtual agent interaction quality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2023 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops, VRW 2023
Pages927-928
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9798350348392
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2023
Event2023 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW) - Shanghai, China
Duration: 25 Mar 202329 Mar 2023

Conference

Conference2023 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW)
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period25/03/2329/03/23

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research is supported by the National Research Foundation, Singapore under its AI Singapore Programme (AISG Award No: AISG-100E/GC/RP/RPKS-2020-017).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 IEEE.

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