Presentation 2018-08-27
Effect of rumor realization on emotion
Rinto Hasegawa, Asako Miura,
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Abstract(in English) We conducted a laboratory experiment investigating how encountering an anxiety-arousing rumor, and then entering a situation imitating that rumor, influences the emotions and rumor transmission intention of individuals. Forty-eight participants were randomly assigned to one of two conditions: they were asked to read an anxiety-inducing rumor about “a key to the toilet” or “blank paper” and then complete a questionnaire about the rumor. Blank sheets of paper were mixed in half way through the questionnaire. Participants’ pulse rate, rumor transmission intention, and state anxiety were compared between the conditions. Pulse rate did not significantly differ between rumors. However, transmission intention was marginally and state anxiety was significantly higher in the “blank paper” condition. These results suggest that realization of a rumor can make people more anxious and heightens their rumor transmission intention.
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Keyword(in English) Rumor / transmission intention / anxiety
Paper # HCS2018-40
Date of Issue 2018-08-19 (HCS)

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Committee HCS
Conference Date 2018/8/26(2days)
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Chair Masafumi Matsuda(NTT)
Vice Chair Nobuyuki Watanabe(Kanazawa Inst. of Tech.) / Tomoo Inoue(Univ. of Tsukuba)
Secretary Nobuyuki Watanabe(Ritsumeikan Univ.) / Tomoo Inoue(Osaka Electro-Comm. Univ.)
Assistant Kazuki Takashima(Tohoku Univ.) / Ken Fujiwara(Osaka Univ. of Economic) / Kazunori Terada(Gifu Univ.) / Atsushi Kimura(Nihon Univ.)

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Registration To Technical Committee on Human Communication Science
Language JPN
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Title (in English) Effect of rumor realization on emotion
Sub Title (in English) When "blank paper story" comes true
Keyword(1) Rumor
Keyword(2) transmission intention
Keyword(3) anxiety
1st Author's Name Rinto Hasegawa
1st Author's Affiliation Kwansei Gakuin University(Kwansei Gakuin Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Asako Miura
2nd Author's Affiliation Kwansei Gakuin University/Osaka University(Kwansei Gakuin Univ./Osaka Univ.)
Date 2018-08-27
Paper # HCS2018-40
Volume (vol) vol.118
Number (no) HCS-196
Page pp.pp.47-50(HCS),
#Pages 4
Date of Issue 2018-08-19 (HCS)