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dc.contributorDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.creatorTay, Den_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-18T03:04:44Z-
dc.date.available2021-03-18T03:04:44Z-
dc.identifier.issn0163-853Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10397/89365-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.rights© 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLCen US
dc.rightsThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Discourse Processes on 19 Nov 2019 (online), available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0163853X.2019.1689086.en US
dc.titleAffective engagement in metaphorical versus literal communication styles in counselingen_US
dc.typeJournal/Magazine Articleen_US
dc.identifier.spage360en_US
dc.identifier.epage375en_US
dc.identifier.volume57en_US
dc.identifier.issue4en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/0163853X.2019.1689086en_US
dcterms.abstractMetaphor theory bears many implications for counseling processes, but metaphor in extended counseling talk is seldom evaluated. This article reports an exploratory skin conductance and discourse analysis of metaphorical versus literal communication styles in facilitating affective engagement over time. After background interaction with the counselor-experimenter, role-playing clients (N = 60) were asked either a metaphorical or literal stimulus question related to the topic of academic problems. This was followed by spontaneous elaboration of either stimulus. A mixed-effects model with random subject intercepts suggests that both styles are tied to increased affective engagement, but the increase was significantly more apparent in the metaphorical style. However, no significant differences were found immediately after stimulus. The results are corroborated by a post-experiment survey where the metaphorical style was rated significantly better for expressing emotions and experiences and introducing new frames of reference. A further exploratory analysis of discourse features uncovered key components of the metaphorical style and their specific implications for engagement. The study suggests that a metaphorical style is more affectively engaging but requires sustained follow-up and spontaneous metaphor elaboration skills. Limitations are critically discussed, given the infancy of the present approach.en_US
dcterms.accessRightsopen accessen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationDiscourse processes, 2020, v. 57, no. 4, p. 360-375en_US
dcterms.isPartOfDiscourse processesen_US
dcterms.issued2020-
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85075164076-
dc.identifier.eissn1532-6950en_US
dc.description.validate202103 bcvcen_US
dc.description.oaAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.FolderNumbera0611-n04-
dc.identifier.SubFormID588-
dc.description.fundingSourceRGCen_US
dc.description.fundingText156033/18Hen_US
dc.description.pubStatusPublisheden_US
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