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Intercultural Uncertainty Reduction: Synthesis And Strategies, Stephanie Yonko Apr 1992

Intercultural Uncertainty Reduction: Synthesis And Strategies, Stephanie Yonko

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

Information transfer is faster and easier than it was five years ago and it is more likely that people from different cultures will meet each other. Most aspects of our lives, from business to television are affected by other cultures. Therefore, being able to establish a rapport with someone from another culture is becoming increasingly important. When we first encounter new people, there are many questions in our minds about them such as who they are, where they come from, what we have in common, whether our attitudes, opinions, and values are similar, etc. All of these questions combine to ...


Gender Communication: An Impact In American Management, Debra Dacar Apr 1992

Gender Communication: An Impact In American Management, Debra Dacar

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

Among recent studies in communication research, several experts have analyzed contrasting communication between men and women. Most research presents consistent and valuable information about the dichotomous communication between the two sexes. The clash of the two styles often leads to frustration in the business office, from the female manager who feels she isn't heard by subordinates, to the male executive who's confused when his orders spark resentment and anger. As a greater number of women enter into the business world, the gap between the genders becomes a significant battle that needs to be won. This paper will present ...


"Knowing Me, Knowing You" Self-Disclosure: Gender Gap Analysis, Rachel Santine Apr 1992

"Knowing Me, Knowing You" Self-Disclosure: Gender Gap Analysis, Rachel Santine

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

Self-disclosure, the unique sharing of information about oneself which would not otherwise be known, is examined in the following discussion. While knowledge of same-sex and mixed-sex disclosures are valuable, this research is restricted to the examination of mixed-sex disclosure. The Johari Window is used as a tool to facilitate the understanding of self- awareness as it relates to disclosure. Gender differences are examined to illuminate how mixed-sex orientations alter the self-disclosure process. The research tests the assumption that in mixed-sex disclosures men disclose less and seek control, whereas women disclose more and attempt to uncover feelings. The impact of gender ...


Perceived Importance Of Selected Nonverbal Cues In An Initial Encounter, Loretta L. Richter Apr 1992

Perceived Importance Of Selected Nonverbal Cues In An Initial Encounter, Loretta L. Richter

Master's Theses

This study attempts to identify nonverbal cues which individuals are aware of using in an initial encounter and to identify the importance of those cues. It also a d dresses possible differences between men and women in nonverbal cue importance and possible differences based on the sex of the participant’s partner. Sixty-two male and female undergraduate students enrolled in communication courses interacted with a stranger and completed questionnaires which pertained to their partner's nonverbal behaviors. Results showed that the most important nonverbal cue for all participants was the amount of eye contact; the least important was body shape ...


Managerial Communication Practices In Chinese Factories: A Preliminary Investigation, Kathleen J. Krone, Mary Garrett, Ling Chen Jan 1992

Managerial Communication Practices In Chinese Factories: A Preliminary Investigation, Kathleen J. Krone, Mary Garrett, Ling Chen

Papers in Communication Studies

This paper presents the results of a preliminary study of selected managerial communication practices in Chinese factories. Members of a delegation of Chinese managers visiting the United States were interviewed to explore: (a) the extent to which Chinese factories conform to a bureaucratic model of organization, and (b) factory director communication within these organization. Of particular interest were their upward and downward communication practices, and their methods for persuading and motivating workers and managing conflicts with problem employees. The results of our investigation reveal a distinctive form of bureaucracy operating within these factories. Moreover, we describe patterns of managerial communication ...


A Comparison Of Organizational, Structural, And Relationship Effects On Subordinates’ Upward Influence Choices, Kathleen J. Krone Jan 1992

A Comparison Of Organizational, Structural, And Relationship Effects On Subordinates’ Upward Influence Choices, Kathleen J. Krone

Papers in Communication Studies

This research examined the extent to which organizational membership, centralization of authority, and subordinates’ perceptions of supervisory relationship quality affected how frequently they report using different types of tactics in their upward influence attempts. Participants from five different organizations were surveyed. A typology of upward influence tactics was created based on the extent to which: (1) the means employed to attempt influence are open or closed, and (2) the desired outcomes are openly expressed or left undisclosed. The resulting dependent variable consisted of three types of tactics: open upward influence, strategic upward influence, and political upward influence. MANOVA results indicated ...


Gender Differences In Conversational Style : An Experiment In Interpersonal Communication, Constance M. Cooper Jan 1992

Gender Differences In Conversational Style : An Experiment In Interpersonal Communication, Constance M. Cooper

Dissertations and Theses

Communication problems and conflict may occur between partners in intimate dyads when systematic gender differences in language contribute to misinterpretations.

This research investigated effects of gender on interpretations of hypothetical conversations between dyads, and also on judgments of likelihood of conflict.


Lesbian And Gay, Polly Thistlethwaite, Daniel C. Tsang Jan 1992

Lesbian And Gay, Polly Thistlethwaite, Daniel C. Tsang

Publications and Research

"The lesbian and gay press has shaped and reflected the rise of gay and lesbian liberation," Dan Tsang and Polly Thistlethwaite wrote in the introduction to the 'Lesbian and Gay' section of Katzes' 1992 edition of Magazines for Libraries. This title review of the queer periodicals of the day was intended to serve as a guide and justification for 'mainstream' libraries' collection building. The number and range of titles in Thistlethwaite and Tsang's collaborative entries (1989, 1992, and 1995) far exceeded any mainstream library collection known to either of the authors who were nevertheless hopeful that libraries would expand ...