ERIC Number: ED193712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Communication Style: Guam College Students Compared to Those from Elsewhere.
Bruneau, Thomas; And Others
An investigation of the communication styles of five groups of university students in China, Japan, Korea, Guam, and Hawaii involved 1,818 students. The students each completed the Communication Style Measure, which contains 51 items that gauge nine communicative behaviors as independent variables: (1) dominant, (2) friendly, (3) attentive, (4) relaxed, (5) contentious, (6) dramatic, (7) animated, (8) open, and (9) impression-leaving. It also measures communicator image as a dependent variable. The results suggested that the Guam students were friendly, dramatic, animated, impression-leaving, and held a good communicator image of themselves. The Hawaiians were middle grounders, not exceptional in any area compared to the other groups--although they tended to be more apprehensive about speaking. The Chinese were contentious but not overly dominant, dramatic, open, or relaxed. The Koreans, next to the Guamanians, appeared to be the most effective communicators, being dominant, attentive, and relaxed. The Japanese, while open, did not feel that they were very competent orally, rating themselves shy, apprehensive, and reluctant to speak. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Meeting of the Communication Association of the Pacific (Agana, Guam, July 1980).