ERIC Number: ED198594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Environmental Controllability and Social Attributions: Codeterminants of Unassertive Communication Patterns.
Bugental, Daphne B.; And Others
Sixty undergraduate women interacted in dyads with female experimental confederates in a study of the interactive effects of social attributions and environmental controllability on interpersonal assertion. The environment was systematically varied on two dimensions of social power or control: (1) social responsiveness of the confederate, and (2) control over visual information in the interaction. As predicted, there was a significant interaction between listener responsiveness and preexisting attributions made by the speaker. Compared with their baseline voice quality during neutral messages, subjects with low self-perceived social power interacting with unresponsive confederates showed low voice assertion (content-filtered speech) during affective messages. No significant"visual access" effects were found. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Montreal, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).