Title

Comforting Conversations: The Effects of Strategy Type on Evaluations of Messages and Message Producers

Document Type

Article

Comments

Published by Taylor and Francis in the Southern Speech Communication Journal (Currently published as: Southern Communication Journal) Volume 12, Number 3, pages 263-284

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Southern Speech Communication Journal (Southern Communication Journal)

Abstract

The first study indicates that (1) both messages and message sources differed significantly as a function of the sophistication of the strategies employed by the message source and (2) female sources were more positively evaluated than male sources. The second study reveals that evaluations of comforting messages varied as a direct, linear function of message sophistication.

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