Teasing by the Numbers: How Race and Gender Influence Teasing Behaviors

Vincent Cicchirillo, Anthony Roberto

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This study examines the influence of target race and target gender on teasing behaviors. A study was conducted to examine the range of teasing topics elicited by participants based on friends/acquaintances that were or were not of the same race and gender. The results suggest that same-race targets elicit a greater amount of teasing topics than different-race targets. In addition, evidence shows that different-gender targets elicit more teasing topics than same-gender targets. The implications for these results and directions for future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-98
Number of pages12
JournalCommunication Research Reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012


  • Gender
  • Race
  • Social Identity
  • Teasing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication


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