Hunting Snark: an Exploration of Beliefs About and Use of Aggressive Sarcasm in Friendship Conflict

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dc.contributor Barth, Joan
dc.contributor McDonald, Kristina
dc.contributor Salekin, Karen
dc.contributor Xia, Mengya
dc.contributor.advisor Parker, Jeffrey G Massey, Katelyn 2021-11-23T14:33:49Z 2021-11-23T14:33:49Z 2021
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0003888
dc.identifier.other Massey_alatus_0004D_13656
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Scholars agree that conflict management behaviors are one critical determinant of the positive or negative relational and individual consequences of friendship conflict. Aggression is regularly regarded as a maladaptive conflict response by scholars and individuals alike. However, there is a subset of indirect aggressive behavior that may be alluring in a conflict setting but is not yet understood – snark. Two studies explore views of snark and measurement of its use. The first study examined the normative beliefs and naïve theories people hold about snark in relation to alternative conflict behaviors. The impacts of gender and personality traits on snark views were explored. The second study established a self-report measure of individuals’ inclination to using snark in response to friendship issues. Snark use’s relationships with gender, personality traits, and friendship qualities were examined. These studies provide a foundation for future research on this potentially problematic conflict response.
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dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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dc.subject aggression en_US
dc.subject communication en_US
dc.subject conflict behaviors en_US
dc.subject friendship conflict en_US
dc.subject sarcasm en_US
dc.subject snark en_US
dc.title Hunting Snark: an Exploration of Beliefs About and Use of Aggressive Sarcasm in Friendship Conflict en_US
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Department of Psychology Developmental psychology The University of Alabama doctoral Ph.D.

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