The Influence of Education Background on Compliment Responses

Yuanyuan Gao, Suzhen Ren


Education influences people’s social life to a large extent. Nonetheless, the researches on Chinese complimenting behavior chiefly focus on the influences of many social factors have been studied except education background. Based on Herbert’s classification of 12 types of compliment responses, data analysis of a questionnaire, this study compares the compliment responses of Chinese participants with different education background and explores the influence of education background on compliment response with an expectation of smoother communications.

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