Beyond Ingratiation: Factors Affecting the Communication of Interpersonal Evaluations
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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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Communication Quarterly, v. 25, issue 2, p. 11-17
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Fitzpatrick, Mary Anne and Bochner, Arthur P., "Beyond Ingratiation: Factors Affecting the Communication of Interpersonal Evaluations" (1977). Communication Faculty Publications. 49.