»Communication Studies Faculty Publications

Bevan, J. L., Sparks, L., Ernst, J., Francies, J., & Santora, N. (2013). Information sources in relation to information quality, information-seeking, and uncertainty in the context of healthcare reform. In R. Ahmed & B. R. Bates (Eds.), Health Communication and Mass Media: An Integrated Approach to Policy and Practice (pp. 19-34). Farnham, UK: Gower Publishers.

Bevan, J. L., Vreeburg, S., Verdugo, S., & Sparks, L.
(2012). Interpersonal conflict and health perceptions in long-distance caregiving relationships. Journal of Health Communication, 17, 747-761.

Bevan, J. L., Rogers, K. E., Andrews, N. F., & Sparks, L.
(2012). Topic avoidance and negative health perceptions in the distant caregiving context. Journal of Family Communication, 12, 300-314.

Mirkiani Thompson, N., Bevan, J. L., & Sparks, L.
(2012). Healthcare reform information-seeking: Relationships with uncertainty, uncertainty discrepancy, and health self-efficacy. Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 5, 56-66.

Sparks, L., Rogers, K. E., & Bevan. J. L.
(2012). An intergroup communication approach to understanding the function of compliance, outgroup typicality, and honest explanations in distance caregiving relationships: Validation of a health care communication scale. Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 5, 12-22.

Bevan, J. L., Jupin, A. M., & Sparks, L.
(2011). Information quality, uncertainty, and quality of care in long-distance caregiving. Communication Research Reports, 28, 190-195.

Kee, K. F., Sparks, L., Struppa, D. C., & Mannucci, M. (2013). Social Groups, Social Media, and Higher Dimensional Social Structures: A Simplicial Model of Social Aggregation for Computational Communication Research. Communication Quarterly, 61(1), 35-58. doi: 10.1080/01463373.2012.719566

Dickson, F. C., & Webb, L. M., (2012).  (Eds.) Communication for families in crisis: Theories, methods, strategies. New York: Peter Lang Publishers.

Dickson, F.C., Borowsky, J., Johnson, D., Corti, J.K., Baldwin, K.T., Lawrence, L., & Velasco, J. (2012). Communication challenges of parenting in Homeless families.  In Dickson, F.C., & Webb, L.M. (Eds.) Communication for families in crisis:  Theories, method, strategies.  New York:  Peter Lang Publishers.

Webb, L.M., & Dickson, F.C. (2012) Effective Family Communication for Coping with Stress.  In Dickson, F.C., & Webb, L.M. (Eds.) Communication for Families in crisis:  Theories, method, strategies.  New York:  Peter Lang Publishers.

Bevan, J. L., & Sparks, L. (in press). The relationship between accurate and benevolently biased serial argument perceptions and individual negative health perceptions. Communication Research.

Bevan, J. L. (in press). Dyadic perceptions of goals, conflict strategies, and perceived resolvability in serial arguments. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Hicks, A., Comp, S., Horovitz, J., Hovarter, M., Miki, M., & Bevan, J. L. (in press). Why people use Yelp.com: An exploration of uses and gratifications. Computers in Human Behavior.

Sparks, L., Robinson, J. D., Rakovski, C., Kee, K., & Bevan, J. L. (2012). Health literacy predictors impacting efficacy of health information seeking: On the importance of numeracy, education, general health, patient satisfaction and health information dissatisfaction. Journal of Communication in Healthcare.

Bevan, J. L., Pfyl, J., & Barclay, B. (2012). Negative emotional and cognitive responses to being unfriended on Facebook: An exploratory study. Computers in Human Behavior, 28, 1458-1464.

Bevan, J. L., Vreeburg, S., Verdugo, S., & Sparks, L. (2012). Interpersonal conflict and health perceptions in long-distance caregiving relationships. Journal of Health Communication, 17, 747-761. (Lead article)

Bevan, J. L., Rogers, K. E., Andrews, N. F., & Sparks, L. (2012). Topic avoidance and negative health perceptions in the distant caregiving context. Journal of Family Communication, 12, 300-314.

Miller-Day, M., & Walker, A. (2012). The Convergence Communication Scale (CCS): Development and evaluation of an interpersonal submission assessment. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Pettigrew, J., Miller-Day, M., Krieger, J., & Hecht, M. L. (2012). The Rural context of illicit substance offers: A study of Appalachian rural adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Research, 27, 523-550.

Pettigrew, J., Miller-Day, M., Shin, Y., Hecht, M. L., Krieger, J. R., & Graham, J. W. (2012). Describing teacher-student interactions: A qualitative assessment of teacher implementation of the 7th grade keepin’ it REAL substance use intervention. American Journal of Community Psychology.

Miller-Day, M. (2012). Two of me:  Mothers and daughters in connection. In A. Deakins, R. Lockridge, and H. Sterk (Eds.), Mothers and daughters: Complicated connections across cultures (pp.89-104). Lanham, MD: Rowan and Littlefield Publishers

Waldeck, J. H., Kearney, P., Plax, T. G. (2013). Business and professional communication in the digital age. Boston: Wadsworth Cengage

Waldeck, J.H., Kearney, P., & Plax, T.G. (2012). Communication and the changing American family. In K. Korgen & G. Furst (Eds.), Social problems: Causes & responses (pp. 245-282). San Diego: Bridgepoint.

Waldeck, J.H., Kearney, P., & Plax, T.G. (2012). The role of communication in violence as a social problem. In K. Korgen & G. Furst (Eds.), Social problems: Causes & responses (pp. 167-200). San Diego: Bridgepoint.

Kee, K. F., & Thompson-Hayes, M. (2012). Conducting effective interviews about virtual work: Gathering and analyzing data using a grounded theory approach. In S. D. Long (Ed.), Virtual work and human interaction research. Hershey: IGI Global

Dearing, J. W. & Kee, K. F. (2012). Historical roots of dissemination science. In Brownson, R. Colditz, G. & Proctor, E. (Eds.), Dissemination and implementation research in health: Translating science to practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Stephens, K. K., Murphy, M., & Kee, K. F. (2012). Leveraging multicommunication in the classroom: Implications for participation and engagement. S. O. Ferris (Ed.), Teaching and learning with the Net Generation: Concepts and tools for reaching digital learners (pp. 269-288). Hershey, PA: IGI Global

Jia, Wenshan, Y. Lee, H. Zhang (2012). Ethnic conflicts in China. In D. Landis & R. A. Roberts (Eds.) Handbook of Ethnic Conflict: International Perspectives (pp. 177-198) (an International Academy for Intercultural Research book). US: Springer.

Jia, Wenshan & Wu, M. (2011) Dazao zhongshi chuanbotixi (on the construction of Chinese communication system. Duiwai chuanbo (External Communication), Issue 11, pp. 32-33. (in Chinese)

Tukachinsky, R. H., Mastro, D. & King, A. (2011). Is a picture worth a thousand words: The effects of race-related visual versus verbal race-related exemplars on attitudes and support for social policies. Mass Communication and Society, 14(6), 720-742.

Tukachinsky, R. H. (2011). Para-romantic love and para-friendships: Development and assessment of a multiple-parasocial relationships scale. American Journal of Media Psychology, 3(1/2), 73-94.

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