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DOI: 10.31921/doxacom
Issue number: 27, July-December 2018


J. Pedro Marfil Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid, España
Karen Sanders St. Mary’s University, London, United Kingdom
Gabriela Ortega Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid, España
Title Perceptions of university students regarding apologies from Spanish politicians Summary This paper analyzes the perception of University Students about the Apologies of Spanish politicians whose objective, in most cases, responds to Image Restoration Strategies. The research focuses on knowing if this type of discourse meets its objective, evaluating the effectiveness of the apology speech and knowing which wrongful events are more likely to be forgiven by the audience. We’ve used a quantitative methodology with online surveys. It has been established for a representative sample of 385 cases extracted, stratified by regions and segmented by sex, of a universe of 1,329,109 university students in Spain, with a margin of error of 5 % and a confidence level of 95%. Among the main conclusions, we found the effectiveness and the positive impact of Apologies as a strategy to restore the image of politicians. Despite of this, discourse is not enough, rather, it requires complementary actions to achieve full effectiveness of the Apologies with distinction in independent variables such as sex, Keywords Political Communication, speech, apologies, university students.


doi: https://doi.org/10.31921/doxacom.n27a3


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