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Taiwanese Willingness To Communicate In English: Can Watching American Television Programs Help?, Yu-Ting Chien Dec 2012

Taiwanese Willingness To Communicate In English: Can Watching American Television Programs Help?, Yu-Ting Chien

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This study explored the relationship between Taiwanese audiences' use of American television programs and their willingness to communicate in English. Taiwanese participants filled out an online survey consisted of questions from uses and gratifications constructs and willingness to communicate constructs. In addition, different subtitle settings were also examined.

Results indicated that participants with high integrative motivation consuming information from American television programs, in addition, the setting of subtitles were associated with perceived communication competence, integrative motivation, language anxiety and social interaction motivation.


Communication And Female Date Initiation: Differences In Perception Based On Sex Of Initiator, Lindsey Kay Odom Aug 2012

Communication And Female Date Initiation: Differences In Perception Based On Sex Of Initiator, Lindsey Kay Odom

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

First dates represent an important early event in the development of dating relationships. Commonly, date initiation is a behavior in which men take control; however, more women are attempting this task. Women initiating dates is a deviation from cultural norms or what society views as expected behavior. The deviation in behavior could have negative repercussions for women, which was investigated for the current study. College-aged participants (n = 232) completed an online survey regarding their perceptions of two hypothetical women who initiated dates. Informed by Expectancy Violations Theory, the expectedness and valence of the date-initiation behavior and mode of follow-up communication ...


The Social Web: Utilizing Social Media To Expose And Provide Access To The Unlv Libraries Digital Collections, Amy Jo Hunsaker May 2012

The Social Web: Utilizing Social Media To Expose And Provide Access To The Unlv Libraries Digital Collections, Amy Jo Hunsaker

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Why use Social Media?

Exposure

Access points

Promotion

Establish relationships

Promote discourse