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ERIC Number: EJ677854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-0363-7751
Relational Ruin or Social Glue? The Joint Effect of Relationship Type and Gossip Valence on Liking, Trust, and Expertise.
Turner, Monique Mitchell; Mazur, Michelle A.; Wendel, Nicole; Winslow, Robert
Communication Monographs, v70 n2 p129-41 Jun 2003
Explores gossip's function as a social influence tool. Considers if gossip is untrustworthy, leading to relational demise, or whether gossip can lead to perceived liking, trust, and expertise. Indicates that for the undergraduate student subjects, both positive and negative gossip are perceived negatively for both friends and strangers. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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