Title

An Examination and Validation of Linguistic Constructs for Studying High-Stakes Deception

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Springer

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

ECU Security Research Institute/Electron Science Research Institute

RAS ID

17517

Comments

This article was originally published as: Fuller, C., Biros, D. , Burgoon, J., & Nunamaker, J. (2013). An Examination and Validation of Linguistic Constructs for Studying High-Stakes Deception. Group Decision and Negotiation, 22(1), 117-134. Original article available here

Abstract

Theories of deception have produced upwards of 150 potential verbal and nonverbal communication indicators. Of these, approximately 30 indicators, or cues, have been used previously with automated linguistic analysis tools to study text-based communication. The current research examines the interrelationships among these cues and proposes a set of specific constructs to be validated for high-stakes deception research. We analyzed linguistic-based cues extracted from 367 written statements prepared by suspects and victims of crimes on military bases. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to evaluate two models. The superior model retained seven constructs: quantity, specificity, affect, diversity, uncertainty, nonimmediacy, and activation.

DOI

10.1007/s10726-012-9300-z

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