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ERIC Number: EJ437820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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ISSN: ISSN-0271-5309
The Virulence of Dread Rumors: A Field Experiment.
Walker, Charles J.; Blaine, Bruce
Language and Communication, v11 n4 p291-97 1991
The effects of rumor contents on rumor transmission were investigated among college students, and, as predicted, a dread rumor was heard and passed by more individuals than a wish rumor. Dread rumors may arouse anxiety because they forecast unpleasant outcomes for persons of lower social power or limited control capacities. (22 references) (LB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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