Swearing by Peers in the Work Setting: Expectancy Violation Valence, Perceptions of Message, and Perceptions of Speaker

@article{Johnson2012SwearingBP,
  title={Swearing by Peers in the Work Setting: Expectancy Violation Valence, Perceptions of Message, and Perceptions of Speaker},
  author={D. Johnson},
  journal={Communication Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={63},
  pages={136 - 151}
}
  • D. Johnson
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology
  • Communication Studies
Swearing is a frequent language form in a number of contexts, including the work setting. This investigation extends research on expectancy violations theory as an explanation for how people perceive swearing by examining violation valence. Study 1 concludes that violation valence is positively related to perceptions of message appropriateness and effectiveness and to perceptions of the speaker. Study 2 replicates these findings using a national sample. These results provide support for the… Expand
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