Older Adults’ Responses to Patronizing Advice

  title={Older Adults’ Responses to Patronizing Advice},
  author={Mary Lee Hummert and Debra C. Mazloff},
  journal={Journal of Language and Social Psychology},
  pages={168 - 196}
Following Okamoto and Robinson, two studies extended the study of politeness in context to a consideration of how older individuals respond to advice delivered in a patronizing (impolite) or affirming (polite) manner. Study 1 involved older persons in focus groups that considered contexts for, perceptions of, and responses to patronizing advice. Study 2 collected oral responses from other older individuals in a 2 (advice style: patronizing/affirming) 2 (context: community/hospital) design… 

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