Religious Pluralistic Language in a Computer-Mediated Context: Effects of Intergroup Salience and Religious Orientation

Jennifer Kienzle, Chad M. Wertley, Jordan Soliz

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This study investigated the degree to which religious pluralistic language varies as a function of the intergroup salience of a context and religious orientation. Based on a 2 (Religious Salience of Context) × 3 (Religious Salience of Topic) experimental design, participants (N = 239) were instructed to compose an e-mail to an interactional partner based on the randomly assigned condition. Messages were coded for religious pluralistic language, and participants completed measures of religious orientation and evaluations of the conversational partner. Modest effects were found for both intergroup salience of the context and topic as well as religious orientation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-287
Number of pages7
JournalCommunication Research Reports
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2016



  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Interfaith Dialogue
  • Intergroup Contact
  • Pluralism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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