The rudeness scale

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The rudeness scale

Post by plodder » Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:38 pm

This (pdf) references a formal rudeness scale (I assume like the Bristol Stool chart for swears), but my weak google fu cannot find it. I would like to be able to scientifically rank rudes, downsplain to people why they shouldn't be so offended, and understand the SCIENCE behind rudes.

Anyone else?

http://people.uncw.edu/hakanr/documents ... sscale.pdf

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Re: The rudeness scale

Post by Bird on a Fire » Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:53 pm

Some sample items are given in Appendix 1 of that pdf.

However, the full reference given is:
Ickes, W., Park, A. and Robinson, R.L. (2012), “F#!%ing rudeness: predicting the propensity to verbally abuse strangers”, Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Vol. 31 No. 1, pp. 75-94.
which you should be able to access here http://www.academia.edu/download/427471 ... z0o7pl.pdf

Full scale is given in Appendix 1 again.

However, note that it is a self-assessment scale, so it might be difficult (and probably invalid) to attempt to apply it to somebody else.
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Re: The rudeness scale

Post by plodder » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:15 pm

Hmm, I'm obviously not academic enough to operate that link.

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Re: The rudeness scale

Post by dyqik » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:16 pm

plodder wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:15 pm
Hmm, I'm obviously not academic enough to operate that link.
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Re: The rudeness scale

Post by Stephanie » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:29 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:53 pm
Some sample items are given in Appendix 1 of that pdf.

However, the full reference given is:
Ickes, W., Park, A. and Robinson, R.L. (2012), “F#!%ing rudeness: predicting the propensity to verbally abuse strangers”, Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Vol. 31 No. 1, pp. 75-94.
which you should be able to access here http://www.academia.edu/download/427471 ... z0o7pl.pdf

Full scale is given in Appendix 1 again.

However, note that it is a self-assessment scale, so it might be difficult (and probably invalid) to attempt to apply it to somebody else.
Yes, and it was administered alongside a number of other measures:
Shortened version of the Marlowe–Crowne Social Desirability Scale
Impulsivity Scale
Buss–Perry Aggression Questionnaire
Conventional Morality Scale
Ego Defensiveness Scale
Affect Intensity for Anger and Frustration
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Re: The rudeness scale

Post by bolo » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:12 pm

It is also possible that not all aspects of rudeness are fully captured by a study that examines only Texas psychology students.

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Re: The rudeness scale

Post by dyqik » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:45 pm

bolo wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:12 pm
It is also possible that not all aspects of rudeness are fully captured by a study that examines only Texas psychology students.
There's two competing forces there, aren't there? Texas, and psychology student. It's from a state uni, so the former probably won't have the full effect that one of the Christian universities would, though.

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Re: The rudeness scale

Post by Boustrophedon » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:15 pm

From page 45, It would seem that I am about a 5. Which is pretty rude.

On the other hand, I have never designed a bureaucratic system to be deliberately difficult to navigate and then smiled superciliously at those trying to use it.
I have never designed a telephone system that relies on keeping most people using it on hold for long periods.
I have never relied on asking questions to a repetitive script to the obvious annoyance of the other person.
I am sure I could think of a lot more structural and bureaucratic rudenesses inflicted on the population at large. Failure to consider the frustration of the people trying to use you system is discourteous and sometimes just f.cking rude.

Neither have I have never abused someone about their appearance just cos I could: "Oi Baldy!"
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Re: The rudeness scale

Post by dyqik » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:33 pm

Boustrophedon wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:15 pm
From page 45, It would seem that I am about a 5. Which is pretty rude.

On the other hand, I have never designed a bureaucratic system to be deliberately difficult to navigate and then smiled superciliously at those trying to use it.
I have never designed a telephone system that relies on keeping most people using it on hold for long periods.
I have never relied on asking questions to a repetitive script to the obvious annoyance of the other person.
I am sure I could think of a lot more structural and bureaucratic rudenesses inflicted on the population at large. Failure to consider the frustration of the people trying to use you system is discourteous and sometimes just f.cking rude.

Neither have I have never abused someone about their appearance just cos I could: "Oi Baldy!"
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Re: The rudeness scale

Post by Boustrophedon » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:16 pm

Thank you.
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Re: The rudeness scale

Post by dyqik » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:45 pm

Boustrophedon wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:16 pm
Thank you.
Some translation required? ;)

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Re: The rudeness scale

Post by Boustrophedon » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:23 pm

dyqik wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:45 pm
Boustrophedon wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:16 pm
Thank you.
Some translation required? ;)
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Re: The rudeness scale

Post by sTeamTraen » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:34 am

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:53 pm
Some sample items are given in Appendix 1 of that pdf.
For at least 3 of those 4 items I would be unable to respond, as there is no option for "I cannot conceive of any circumstances under which I would have done the thing that is described". Apparently I'm too British for the scale.
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