Title

Beyond Ingratiation: Factors Affecting the Communication of Interpersonal Evaluations

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1977

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1080/01463377709369251

Abstract

This study examined the effects of the sex of the receiver, the status of the communicator, and the mode of communication on the exchange of positive, neutral, and negative evaluations. A 2 x 2 x 2 MANOVA produced a significant interaction between the status of the communicator and the mode of communication chosen to express interpersonal evaluations. Higher status persons were significantly less likely than lower status persons to indirectly communicate their negative evaluations of others. A main effect for sex suggests that women are more likely to experience positive evaluations than men.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Communication Quarterly, v. 25, issue 2, p. 11-17

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