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Effects of Relational Context on Perceptions of Verbally Rude Messages

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dc.contributor.advisorAune, Krystyna Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorOliveira, Carrie Marieen_US
dc.descriptionvii, 39 leavesen_US
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, the differences in perceptions of verbally rude messages as a function of relational closeness are examined. Due to the lack of a sufficiently useful definition of verbal rudeness in extant research, a new definition of verbal rudeness is suggested. Research on relational development provides the theoretical framework through which verbal rudeness is examined. Several hypotheses are formulated, predicting that verbally rude messages will be regarded as more typical, playful and appropriate, and less offensive in close friendships than in interactions between acquaintances. Statistical analyses revealed a lack of empirical support for the hypotheses. A discussion of why the data did not support the hypotheses as well as directions for future research in this vein are presenteden_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Hawaii at Manoaen_US
dc.relationTheses for the degree of Master of Arts (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Speech; no. 3044en_US
dc.rightsAll UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleEffects of Relational Context on Perceptions of Verbally Rude Messagesen_US
local.identifier.callnumberCB5 .H3 no. 3044en_US
Appears in Collections:M.A. - Speech
M.A. - Communicology

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