Gossip among women in Lebanon. (c2014)

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dc.contributor.author Adra, Kinda
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-18T07:20:14Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-18T07:20:14Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05-13
dc.date.submitted 2014-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1951
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 56-58). en_US
dc.description.abstract Language in all its elements creates social bonds among people to nurture and nourish our minds and souls. Gossip is regularly identified as a negative element of speech, and people who gossip are considered empty headed and harmful. This mixed method study explores the effect of gossip on female relationships. It gives a clear meaning of gossip, its various functions, and sheds light on its real purpose and how to use it toward our own and society’s benefits. It attempts to find out whether gossip is harmful or not in women’s relationships. Three instruments were used to conduct this study: discourse completion tests, observations, and structured questionnaires. Results show that gossip may be viewed as a harmless element in women’s relationships and helps them bond together. Further research is suggested on exploring the different types of gossip in different societies and backgrounds to better understand group dynamics and the different effects of gossip on these various societies. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Gossip en_US
dc.subject Women -- Lebanon -- Social life and customs en_US
dc.subject Female friendship -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Language and culture -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Gossip among women in Lebanon. (c2014) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle A social perspective en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer I en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199500240 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Mona Nabhani
dc.author.commembers Dr. Nahla Nola Bacha
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: x, 67 p.; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Rima Bahous
dc.keywords Gossip en_US
dc.keywords Language en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Females en_US
dc.keywords Social perspective en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2014.28 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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