Reflections on a meta-analysis: Crystallizing thinking about SCCT Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016 Taylor & Francis. This article provides my reflections and comments on the meta-analysis of situational crisis communication theory (SCCT) presented in this issue. The meta-analysis helps to crystallize strengths and weaknesses of SCCT and the research generated by the theory. No theory is perfect and every theory has limitations/boundaries. The meta-analysis helps to identify the boundaries for SCCT helping to understand when the theory works and when there are better options for informing crisis communication. By reflecting on the extant research, we can plot the direction for future research utilizing SCCT.

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Coombs, W. T.

citation count

  • 53

complete list of authors

  • Coombs, W Timothy

publication date

  • March 2016