Perceptions of Patronizing Speech by Older Women in Nursing Homes and in the Community: Impact of Cognitive Ability and Place of Residence

@inproceedings{Tourette2000PerceptionsOP,
  title={Perceptions of Patronizing Speech by Older Women in Nursing Homes and in the Community: Impact of Cognitive Ability and Place of Residence},
  author={Tammi R. la Tourette and Suzanne Meeks},
  year={2000}
}
This study compared community and nursing home elders’ evaluations of patronizing and nonpatronizing speech and explored the influence of living environment and cognitive ability on these perceptions. Both samples rated the nurse more favorably and the elder target as more satisfied with the conversation when the nurse’s speech was nonpatronizing as opposed to patronizing. Respondents’ cognitive ability covaried significantly with speech ratings in both samples, such that speech-style effects… CONTINUE READING

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