|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|138809||162474||2014||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• Image repair efforts were examined utilizing a deductive thematic analysis.
• Overall, Te’o demonstrated a timid, naïve, and remorseful approach to image repair.
• This study further highlights the usefulness of Benoit's image repair typology.
• This study provides validation for recently identified image repair strategies.
The purpose of this study was to examine Manti Te’o's image repair strategies during an interview with Katie Couric. This interview followed reports that Te’o had been involved in an elaborate hoax featuring a fake girlfriend. The interview was a worthy avenue of investigation as it was Te’o's first opportunity to publicly defend himself on camera following a week of ridicule and speculation by media outlets and the public. A deductive thematic analysis was conducted on Te’o's responses utilizing Benoit's image repair typology and other recently identified image repair strategies as a guide. Results revealed that Te’o did not deviate from previously established strategies by employing defeasibility, victimization, good intentions, stonewalling, retrospective regret, bolstering, shifting blame, and simple denial. Collectively, the employment of these tactics illustrated a timid, naïve, and remorseful approach to image repair. While some of Te’o's choices were appropriate, the heavy use of stonewalling and victimization may have been ineffective in changing audience perception.
Journal: Public Relations Review - Volume 40, Issue 5, December 2014, Pages 780–788