A COMMUNICATION MODEL OF PERSONAL SPACE VIOLATIONS: EXPLICATION AND AN INITIAL TEST

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  • JUDEE K. BURGOON

    1. Judee K. Burgoon (Ed.D., West Virginia University, 1974) is assistant professor of Speech at the University of Florida, Gainsville, Florida 32611.
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  • This study accepted for publication May 12, 1977.

Abstract

An earlier model of personal space expectations and their violations is expanded through specification of primitive terms, constitutive definitions, and the prepositional logic underlying the model. Five sample hypotheses are deduced and experimentally tested. Results generally support the model: violations by rewarding communicators produced more positive outcomes than violations by punishing communicators, and the relationships between distance and communication outcomes for each type of communicator were curvilinear.

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