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ERIC Number: ED186973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Pages: 17
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Reference Count: 0
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System Involvement for Women Subordinates: Relations with Communication and Personality Variables.
Gorden, William I.; Infante, Dominic A.
It was hypothesized that the quality of superior-subordinate communication relationships, self-esteem, clothing consciousness, impulsiveness, and intellectual interest would account for a significant portion of variance in a multiple regression equation of female subordinates' system involvement. This hypothesis was tested with data from 164 female clerical and personal secretaries who were at an educational seminar. Results of a step-wise multiple regression analysis suggested that subordinates' system involvement could be predicted by communicative relationships with superiors and to a lesser degree by clothing consciousness. Self-esteem, impulsiveness and intellectualness were considered trivial as predictors when compared with the two major perspectives. System involvement correlated significantly higher with superior-subordinate communication than any other variable. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (Acapulco, Mexico, May 18-23, 1980).