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Cross-cultural testing of face threats to predict apology and thanks intentions

Title
Cross-cultural testing of face threats to predict apology and thanks intentions
Authors
Lee H.E.Park H.
Ewha Authors
이혜은Hye Eun Lee(이혜은)
SCOPUS Author ID
Hye Eun Leescopus
Issue Date
2017
Journal Title
Social Behavior and Personality
ISSN
0301-2212JCR Link
Citation
Social Behavior and Personality vol. 45, no. 10, pp. 1643 - 1654
Keywords
Apology; Cross-cultural communication; Face threats; Speech acts; Thanks
Publisher
Society for Personal Research
Indexed
SSCI; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
We examined whether Koreans intended to make an apology and North Americans intended to express thanks in a message asking for a favor. Because one reason for apologizing or thanking is to lessen the face threat occurred by favor asking, four face threats were empirically measured to predict participants’ intentions. Participants were 104 North American and 90 Korean college students who took the role of an email sender making a favor request and selected from options for apologizing or thanking the receiver to lessen the four types of face threat. Results showed that North Americans intended to express thanks, and both North Americans and Koreans intended to make an apology when asking a favor; further, for Koreans, a speaker’s positive face threat triggered intention to make an apology and, for North Americans, a receiver’s negative face threat triggered an intention to express thanks. Implications and future research directions are discussed. © 2017 Scientific Journal Publishers Limited. All Rights Reserved.
DOI
10.2224/sbp.6468
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