Testing Advice Response Theory in Interactions With Friends

Erina L. MacGeorge, Lisa M. Guntzviller, Lisa K. Hanasono, Bo Feng

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This study extends and tests advice response theory (ART) by examining message content, message politeness, and advisor characteristics, along with situational and recipient factors as influences on the outcomes of advice. Participants (N = 244) discussed a real, current problem with a friend, completing measures about the advisor, recipient, and situation prior to the interaction, and assessments of advice message qualities and outcomes immediately after. The findings not only support ART but also indicate the need to consider how evaluations of advice evolve over time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-231
Number of pages21
JournalCommunication Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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