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Title:The Influence of Situational Variation, Associated Attributions, and Emotions on Support Providers' Interaction Goals
Author(s):MacGeorge, Erina Lynne
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Clark, Ruth Anne
Department / Program:Speech Communication
Discipline:Speech Communication
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Psychology, Social
Abstract:Consistent with predictions, attributions provoked by situational manipulations influenced both emotional responses and communication goals. Moreover, path analyses indicated that emotion mediated the influence of attributions on communication goals in several instances. However, attributions also exerted unmediated effects on several communication goals, and emotions exerted more influence on some goals than could be explained by attributions. These results indicate that support providers do respond strategically to perceived situational variation when developing communication goals. The results also indicate the need for further research addressing the complexity of attributional and emotional influence on pro-social communication and behavior.
Issue Date:1999
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:359 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/87566
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9944929
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1999


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