Perceptions of Swearing in the Work Setting: An Expectancy Violations Theory Perspective

@article{Johnson2010PerceptionsOS,
  title={Perceptions of Swearing in the Work Setting: An Expectancy Violations Theory Perspective},
  author={D. Johnson and Nicole Lewis},
  journal={Communication Reports},
  year={2010},
  volume={23},
  pages={106 - 118}
}
This study investigates perceptions of swearing from an expectancy violations perspective. Degree of expectancy violation is hypothesized to depend on several communicator, relationship, contextual, and message characteristics. Results support that expectancy violations are related to the formality of the situation in which swearing occurs and the specific swearing phrase. No support is found for swearer's sex or status as predictors of expectancy violations. Hearer's degree of surprise… Expand
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