|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication|
|Editors||Charles R Berger, Michael E Roloff|
|State||Published - 2016|
Individuals often attempt to influence others with whom they are interdependent. When their targets resist or are likely to resist, some individuals repeat their requests and demands and a nagging sequence begins. This entry explicates the notion of nagging and resulting communication sequences, identifies conceptual frameworks that describe it, and discusses how nagging occurs in the workplace and in family and health-related contexts.