Gender effects on consumers' attitudes toward comedic violence in advertisements

Manyiwa, Simon ORCID logoORCID: and Jin, Zhongqi ORCID logoORCID: (2020) Gender effects on consumers' attitudes toward comedic violence in advertisements. Journal of Promotion Management, 26 (5) . pp. 654-673. ISSN 1049-6491 [Article] (doi:10.1080/10496491.2020.1729314)

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This study examined gender’s effects on attitudes and tendencies to share online ads containing comedic violence. The results show that males enjoyed comedic violence more than females, when the perpetrator of the comedic violence was male, regardless of the victim’s sex; and, when the perpetrator and victim were both female. When the perpetrator and victim were of different sexes, the impact of attitudes towards comedic violence on sharing the ad varied by gender. However, when the victim and perpetrator were of the same sex, there was no significant gender difference in the effects of attitudes toward sharing the ad.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 29108
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Promotion Management on 19/02/2020, available online:
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Depositing User: Simon Manyiwa
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2020 12:07
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 18:20

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