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Facework in Offenders and Victims in a Role Play Simulation of Restorative Justice

Kiefer, Rebecca Parham
June 4, 2015

Source: (2007) Dissertation submitted for degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Virginia Commonwealth University.

This dissertation study arose from questions I had from my thesis (Kiefer, 2004) which examined apology, a primary remedial facework strategy or impression management technique. In chapter 2, I reviewed 28 studies between 1981 and 2005 on loss of face and facework with an addition to update my review with articles published in 2007. In chapter 3 through 6, I report one empirical study of FGC – notably of roles of apology and offer of restitution versus the absence of such facework strategies. In chapter 5 and 6, I reported the analysis of my data and discussed its relevance to extant literature. (Excerpt)


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