ERIC Number: ED347591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-4
Reference Count: N/A
Information Exchange: The Core Concept of Uncertainty Reduction Theory.
This paper presents a research prospectus on using uncertainty reduction theory in intercultural communication. After a comprehensive review of the literature on uncertainty reduction, it is found that although information exchange is an important process in uncertainty reduction, it has long been neglected in previous studies. In the paper, after a critique of previous studies, new assumptions are generated which formulate a new framework of information exchange in uncertainty reduction. It is maintained that the framework is intended as an alternative way to study uncertainty reduction in intercultural communication, and various hypotheses are generated to test the framework. Possible research topics which are based on this new framework are also suggested. One figure is included; 46 references are attached. (PRA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Information Exchange; Research Suggestions; Uncertainty Reduction
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Sooner Communication Conference (Norman, OK, April 4, 1992).