ERIC Number: ED333500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
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The Influence of Individual Differences on Academic Performance in a University Course on Interpersonal Communication.
Mundorf, Norbert; And Others
A study explored the extent to which preexisting characteristics influenced a student's performance in class by examining students'"willingness to communicate,""conflict mode," and general personality traits. Sixty-five male and 160 female undergraduate students at an eastern university participated in the study. The sample represented the actual distribution of males and females in all sections of the introductory course in interpersonal communication. Students completed the Willingness to Communicate Scale, the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, and Eysenck Psychoticism Questionnaire. Results indicated that psychoticism correlated negatively with final grades, and that both collaborating and compromising modes of conflict resolution correlated positively with final grades. (Two tables of data are included, and 16 references are attached.) (PRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Eysenck Psychoticism Scale; Willingness to Communicate
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association, (41st, Chicago, IL, May 23-27, 1991). Research supported by an Excellence in Education grant from the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education.